‘Pain & Gain’ Trailer: This Is A True Story (No, Really)

Pain & Gain

“I’ve watched a lot of movies, Paul, I know what I’m doing!”

If you think that the plot of Michael Bay‘s Pain & Gain is insane, or clearly just rooted in action cinema lore, or too damn bizarre to be true, that’s completely understandable – which is why Bay has splashed the film’s first trailer with a big, bold, brazen “THIS IS A TRUE STORY.” Because it is. Don’t believe us? Check out the original Miami New Times report that Bay based his film on. It’s okay. We’ll wait.

Now treat yourself to the film’s first trailer after the break. We are so pumped.

Pain & Gain muscles its way into theaters on April 26, 2013. [Michael Bay]

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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