Michael Bay is no stranger to dipping in to the runway modeling crowd for parts in this films. The man knows what he loves.
Following up his casting of Victoria's Secret cadet Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bay has set his sights on yet another next gorgeous supermodel for his next action blockbuster. The Israeli-born, photo-friendly Bar Paly will co-star alongside Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) and Mark Wahlberg in the long-gesting Pain and Gain. The based-on-a-true story tale follows two bodybuilders who find themselves intertwined in a kidnapping scheme that blows up in their faces. Paly will play Sabina Petrescu, an illegal immigrant who fantasizes of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe (girl obviously needs to watch Smash…).
Paly isn't a stranger to casual movie and TV work, popping up in The Ruins, The Starter Wife and the upcoming Charlie Sheen comedy A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, but the Bay machine should boost her mainstream awareness substantially. Although, why hasn't Huntington-Whiteley booked another gig yet?
Expect Bay's Pain and Gain, which also stars Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, John Turturro and the recently announced Tony Shaloub, to hit sometime in 2013, and to once again tackle the complexities of women. Much like his Victoria's Secret commercial work.