The 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. The actor will be playing the character Johnny Wu with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson playing the body builders.
The actor played a key role in both The Hangover movies and has a reoccurring role on NBC's Community.
Production has already begun in Miami.
Pain and Gain is in development and stars Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Rob Corddry, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Bar Paly, Tony Shalhoub. The film is directed by Michael Bay.