First Look: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Anthony Mackie on set of ‘Pain and Gain’ (Photos)

Posted on April 6, 2012 /Film

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New images have surfaced from the set of director Michael Bay‘s (Transformers) new low-budget film, Pain and Gain. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, and Mark Walburg as rogue bodybuilders up to no good.

Based on a true story first told in an article from the Miami New Times, the dark comedy follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Pain and Gain is currently shooting in Miami Beach.

Johnson will be named Action Star of the Year at the 2012 CinemaCon event to be held later this month. “An exciting performer who first gained attention from audiences around the world when he developed the iconic character The Rock,” said CinemaCon general manager Mitch Neuhauser. “Dwayne Johnson has taken his charismatic presence to the big screen and has proven over and over again that he can entertain audiences of all ages – whether it be an action-paced film or a family comedy.”

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Anthony Mackie on set of 'Pain and Gain'
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Anthony Mackie on set of 'Pain and Gain'
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Anthony Mackie on set of 'Pain and Gain'
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Anthony Mackie on set of 'Pain and Gain'

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