The first trailer for Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain" makes the film look like an amalgam of "Bad Boys," "Out of Sight," "Boogie Nights" and the Hans & Frans "Saturday Night Live" sketch that Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon made famous in the '90s. In other words, [maniacal laugh goes here].
Based on a Miami New Times series by Pete Collins, "Pain and Gain" is about a pair of steroids-addled bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson) who get caught up in a get-rich-quick kidnapping scheme that predictably spirals out of control.
"People I've shown it to, literally the first thing they say is, 'That is really original,'" Bay told HuffPost Entertainment. "A bunch of people have said that right off of the bat. So, whatever that means. Because when you direct it, you're kind of inside of it and it's hard to see it. It's quirky, it's funny, it's twisted -- but you get a lot of character in it. To me, there's an underlying current of, 'No one is happy with what they've got.' That's why I've always liked it and it has always appealed to me."
"Pain and Gain" also stars Anthony Mackie, Tony Shaloub, Ed Harris and 2012 It-Girl Rebel Wilson.
Watch the trailer, via MichaelBay.com, above.