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Pain And Gain stars team up on TV

Published 03/05/2013 | 19:32

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is said to be teaming up with Mark Wahlberg again

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are joining forces once again - this time, for a TV pilot.

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The Pain And Gain co-stars, who play criminal bodybuilders in Michael Bay's black comedy, are teaming up for a 30-minute HBO drama comedy pilot about the lives of retired athletes living in Miami, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Dwayne is "attached" to star in the as-yet-untitled show, while Mark would be executive producer alongside the former wrestling champion, Dany Garcia and Peter Berg, who will direct the initial episode.

Entourage's Stephen Levinson will write the script.

Filming for the pilot is expected to begin in the autumn.

The show would be the latest small-screen outing for Dwayne, who is recovering from hernia surgery following a championship title match against John Cena, in which John won.

The 40-year-old, who will return to the big screen in Fast And Furious 6 this month, is due to host reality competition series The Hero, in which 10 people have to take part in various contests to test their brains, brawn and morality in June.

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