2016 has been a busy year for Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, headlining the Civil War drama Free State of Jones at the beginning of the summer and lending his voice to last month’s spectacular Kubo and the Two Strings. But just in case you need a little more McConaughey in your life, he’s got something else up his sleeve just in time for awards season.
Inspired by a true story, Gold follows a struggling businessman (McConaughey) who teams up with a geologist (Edgar Ramirez) for a trip to Indonesia, where they unearth one of the largest gold strikes in recent memory. Check out the first trailer below.
McConaughey isn’t the only Oscar winner here: the film is directed by Stephen Gaghan, who snagged a Best Screenwriting Award for Traffic, and was nominated in the same category for Syriana (which he also directed). For his follow-up effort, he’ll have a solid cast to work with, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Bruce Greenwood and Toby Kebbell.
Gold is scheduled to open on December 25.
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.