Anthony Mackie Makes Mark Wahlberg and The Rock’s Macho ‘Pain and Gain’ Macho-ier

Anthony MackieA while back, we heard that Michael Bay was stepping out of his high-octane, explosion-heavy action/adventure neighborhood to make a high-octane, explosion-light comedy. The film is called Pain and Gain, and follows a group of body builders who get mixed up in a kidnapping plot. Already set to star in the film are Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as two of the men who have made a lifestyle out of muscle tone. Variety reports that another member of their community will now be played by Anthony Mackie, the increasingly prominent actor whom we have seen in The Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau and Man on a Ledge.

Others to star include Rob Corddry, as the ill-fated kidnapping victim, and Ed Harris, in the very Ed Harrissy role of Private Detective Ed Du Bois.