Has Anthony Mackie always been this diesel, or did he do it just for this particular project? Or does the photo add a few pounds as the saying goes.
Mackie stars alongside Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's "low-budget" dark comedy set in the world of bodybuilding titled Pain And Gain.
The synopsis for the project, which is based on a Miami New Times article from 1999, reads as follows:
… will follow a pair of Florida bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
You can read the Miami New Times article the film is based on HERE.
The script was penned by the pair who wrote the Captain America screenplay, and is being compared in tone to the Coen brothers' Fargo.
Mackie plays a character named Adrian Doorbal, described as "a big-hearted bodybuilder who works out with Wahlberg's character, Daniel Lugo. Doorbal has little to show for his hard work, leading him to get involved with Lugo's scheme."
Production on the $25 million project (yes, that's "low-budget" for Michael Bay) is underway, and I expect we'll see this later this year, or early next.
Curious about this one… Images above and below.