Aussie actress Rebel Wilson is certainly making a name for herself around the globe. After her hilariously strange performance in "Bridesmaids" as Kristin Wiig's awkward roommate, Wilson has landed a role alongside some action heavyweights in Michael Bay's true crime film, "Pain and Gain."
Unlike "Bridesmaids," Wilson is joining a primarily male-dominated cast including Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Mackie and Rob Corddry, EW reports.
The storyline follows a gang of bodybuilders who are involved in a kidnapping and extortion scheme. Wilson's character, Ramona Eldridge, will find herself in jail for her participation in the plot. The film is based on a true story, which was chronicled in the Miami New Times.
This is not the first film for Wilson following her breakout role in the 2011 hit comedy. She'll also be seen in a few films coming up this year, including "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "Bachelorette."
Aside from acting, Wilson has also delved into the fields of writing and producing. She recently sold "Super Fun Night," a comedy about three friends seeking out the perfect night every Friday, to CBS. Wilson will start alongside comedian Jenny Slate in the multi-camera sitcom as well.
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