Matthew McConaughey Finds ‘Gold’ in First Trailer for Stephen Gaghan’s Film

TWC-Dimension has dropped the first trailer for Gold, a promising awards season drama from screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, who also directs.

A project that at one time was a Michael Mann-directing vehicle is based on the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, and stars Matthew McConaughey as a down-and-out prospector who teams up with a canny geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to search for the titular treasure in the jungles of Borneo.

Also starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbel, Macon Blair, Corey Stoll, Bill Camp, Bruce Greenwood, Rachael Taylor, and Michael Landes, the film opens on Christmas Day. See the trailer and poster below.

The trailer is trying to sell it as the Wolf on Wall Street and the poster is trying to sell it as Indiana Jones, but either way this is very intriguing. Hope they keep the story Canadian.

Matthew McConaughey

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.

Directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA), the film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (INTERSTELLAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) and Golden Globe nominees Edgar Ramirez (HANDS OF STONE, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) and Bryce Dallas Howard (JURASSIC WORLD, PETE’S DRAGON). The film is written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman and financed by Black Bear Pictures. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61’s Michael Nozik served as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. HWY 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman are executive producers.