Supermodel Bar Paly and Tony Shalhoub Joining Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

February 28, 2012
Source: Variety

Bar Paly

Since the next movie from Michael Bay is a small budget film called Pain & Gain that apparently has minimal action (supposedly only one explosion), how would audiences ever know they were watching a film from the director of Armageddon and the entire Transformers franchise? Cast a hot supermodel. That's exactly what Bay has done as Variety reports that Bar Paly, an Israeli supermodel with a little acting experience is in final negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Mackie in the story of a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida.

Paly will play Sabina Petrescu, an illegal immigrant and former beauty queen who dreams of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. Wahlberg's character promises to make her a star, and she in turn agrees to do whatever he asks in the service of her new country. She's not new to acting as she's already appeared in "The Starter Wife" and The Ruins, and also has a role opposite Charlie Sheen in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, so it won't be like watching the Rosie Huntington-Whitely-bot try to act.

Anyway, "Monk" star Tony Shalhoub has also landed a role in Pain & Gain as Marc Schiller, the target of the kidnapping scheme. He joins a cast that also includes Ed Harris and Rob Corddry in the film that Bay was likely only allowed to make just so that he would agree to making another Transformers film, which he indeed has done already. I'm interested in seeing what Bay does with a smaller budget, especially with this cast, but I'm not sure I need him bringing supermodels into movies all the time.

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IMDB says Paly was in "The Starter Wife", not Good Wife. Just FYI.

Anon on Feb 28, 2012


correction: Superwhore Bar Paly and Tony Shalhoub Joining Bay's 'Pain & Gain'

Adadwd on Feb 28, 2012


I take it those would be the words you'd use as you kick her out of bed?

Quanah on Feb 28, 2012


While you cry about shit on the internet this broad is probably sleeping on a pile of money in a yacht. 

Lebowski on Feb 28, 2012


Fuck you Idot dont talk about people you dont know 

HostingVenice on Feb 29, 2012


At least me an Quannah had jokes 

Lebowski on Feb 29, 2012


Well if Roman Coppola cast her, she should at least have some talent.

Davide Coppola on Feb 29, 2012


With that picture, I'm 80% there already!

Hattori Hanzo on Feb 29, 2012


the other 20% is held hostage by your wife.....

Jericho on Feb 29, 2012

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