First Trailer for GOLD Starring Matthew McConaughey

Fool's Gold this is not though Matthew McConaughey once again stars and the point of the story is to seek out a lost treasure. Gold really shouldn't be thought of as any type of relation to that 2008 rom-com though, as it marks the first film from writer/director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) in over a decade. Having no idea what the film was about before seeing this initial trailer and only having McConaughey's choice to go bald atop his head as the main identifier I wasn't sure what to expect, but having now caught a glimpse of what Gaghan has in store for us I am certainly more intrigued. Telling the true story of the Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal the film follows a struggling businessman who teams up with a hapless geologist to find gold in the Indonesian jungle. McConaughey looks to be in full Oscar-mode here as not only has he gone bald, but he's added a bit of a belly and just looks downright sweaty and smarmy throughout this entire clip. After seeing Hands of Stone last week and given he's part of the ensemble in the sure to be hit adaptation of The Girl on the Train later this fall I'm more interested in the career of Edgar Ramirez and what he might do in the future so it's good to see him alongside McConaughey and in a prestigious picture such as this. That said, Gaghan didn't have a hand in penning this screenplay as he did for his Oscar-winning Syriana and Traffic. Still, given this is only the director's third major motion picture one has to assume many of his tendencies and instincts to tell a story will align with what has provided a solid track record thus far. Hopefully, the script was so good already Gaghan didn't feel it needed polishing before taking it on. We can hope. Regardless, this trailer certainly sells the film well with the influence of Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone evident. Gold also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Rachael Taylor, Corey Stoll, Bill Camp, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, Adam LeFevre, Timothy Simons, Macon Blair, and opens wide on Christmas day.

Synopsis: 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.

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