‘Gold’ Trailer: Bald Matthew McConaughey Struggles to Stay Rich

Image via The Weinstein Company.
Image via The Weinstein Company.

Matthew McConaughey is balding and obsessing over gold in the upcoming feature from Syriana director Stephen Gaghan.

Inspired by a true story, Gold sees McConaughey playing Kenny Wells, a down-on-his-luck prospector who strikes it big when he uncovers a goldmine in the jungle of Indonesia. As the synopsis below reads: “Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder.”

It’s a little hard to know what to make of this one. It certainly looks to have the right ingredients for a great picture, with McConaughey putting in what seems to be a strong turn, a decent cast, and one hell of a story, but this mediocre trailer doesn’t quite grab you the way it should. Still, it’s but one marketing piece, and we’re very intrigued to see what this one has to offer.

Gold, also starring Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard and Toby Kebbell, opens in the U.S. on December 25.

Synopsis for Gold:

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.