Is Michael Bay’s tendency to cast inexperienced female actresses allowing young people a chance, or pure sexism assuming that a pretty face is more important than genuine talent?
I get the feeling the latter is closer to the truth, although in the case of the upcoming Pain & Gain, we’ll have to wait and see of Yolanthe Cabau is as good an actress as she is a clothes horse (her only real acting experience is in a Dutch soap opera).
The dark comedy is based on a true story about a pair of bodybuilders in Florida, who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Cabau actress will play the role of Barbara, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s character. Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson are playing the body builders.
Pain & Gain recently started shooting and will be in cinemas next year.