"Mark is awesome," Bay says. "We had a blast working on Pain and Gain, and I'm so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy."
The third Transformers film became the 5th highest grossing film of all time, pushing the franchise's total earnings to more than $2.6 billion worldwide.
In Pain, Wahlberg shares the screen with Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie who play three personal trainers in 1990s Miami. The trio get involved in a criminal enterprise on their pursuit for the American Dream, but it's not long before everything goes wrong.
Pain and Gain opens April 26, 2013. Transformers 4 hits theaters June 27, 2014.