First Trailer: Matthew McConaughey In “Gold”

The McConaissance seemed to hit its darkest time this year with the dismal reviews and failure of “Sea of Trees” and lacklustre performance of “Free State of Jones”. However, you can’t keep Matthew McConaughey down – the man’s voice is a key player in one of the year’s best animated films in “Kubo and the Two Strings,” and now he’s trying one last attempt this year at a solid film with “Gold”.

“Syriana” writer & director Stephen Gaghan is behind the film, a project that at one time was a Michael Mann-directing vehicle. Based on the real life Bre-X Mineral Corporation scandal, the story follows a down on his luck gold prospector who heads to Borneo and finds a fortune. He soon realises that turning it into riches could be more difficult than he imagined.

Said to be akin to “The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” in style, Gaghan tells EW the film is “a type of huge Hollywood entertainment that I don’t think studios are making much of anymore.” Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard co-star in the film which opens Christmas Day.