According to a recent article in Variety, composer Steve Jablonsky has already started working on Michael Bay’s upcoming comedy action thriller Pain & Gain. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, Tony Shaloub, Anthony Mackie, Rob Corddry and Bar Paly. The movie is based on the true story of body builders in Miami Beach who headed a kidnapping and extortion ring that went terribly wrong. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Chronicles of Narnia) have written the screenplay. Bay is producing the film with Ian Bryce (Transformers, Saving Private Ryan) and Donald De Line (The Italian Job, Green Lantern) through his Platinum Dunes production company. Jablonsky has become Bay’s composer-of-choice over the last decade and has scored most of the filmmaker’s recent features, including his directorial efforts (Transformers trilogy, The Island) and his projects as a producer (Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Pain & Gain is currently shooting and is expected to be released in 2013 by Paramount Pictures.

Jablonsky’s most recent feature film project is Peter Berg’s Battleship starring Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna is coming out this weekend in the US. The soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score is available on Varese Sarabande (click here for audio clips). The composer has also recently scored the series finale of Desperate Housewives, which aired this past weekend on ABC.

  1. Dane says:

    Great news. Jablonsky and Bay work great together. Looking forward to Pain and Gain.