Wahlberg And Bay Facing Lawsuit


Actor Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay, director, are facing legal action over their 2013 kidnap comedy Pain & Gain, over allegations the man who inspired the movie was not portrayed properly onscreen.

The plot is centered on a true story about a group of bodybuilders who tortured and killed kidnapped victims in South Florida during the 1990s as part of an extortion game.

Marc Schiller, a wealthy business man, was among the victims of the Sun Gym Gang members. He was held against his will for a month in a warehouse.

The gang members were trying to extort his money and assets from him.

Onscreen, he was portrayed by Tony Shalhoub. His character was renamed to Victor Kershaw, but Schiller now has issues about his character, and in new legal papers he claims he was presented as a “deplorable, unlikable, sleazy, rude, abrasive, womanizing braggart” instead of the “family man” he really is.

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He insists studio executives at Paramount Pictures falsely marketed the movie as a “true story”, instead of making it clear the movie was only inspired by the true events. He is seeking unspecified damages.

They still have to respond to lawsuit allegations.

At the end of the movie, however, there was a disclaimer explaining the nature of the story, saying, “Some names have been changed and certain characters, events and dialogue are fictionalized for the purposes of dramatization.”

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