Matthew McConaughey returns to the screen with another portrayal of true events in “Gold.” McConaughey’s previous film, “The Free States of Jones,” was also loosely based on a real-life figure, Mississippi farmer Newton Knight, a Confederate who initiated a rebellion. McConaughey’s new foray portrays a man with similar daring, who may not be as honorable.
“Gold” follows the life of gold prospector Kenny Wells, a man who has lost everything, but with the help of a geologist (Edgar Ramirez), finds a gold mine in Indonesia worth billions. The trailer begins after Kenny Wells loses his home and searches through the harsh jungles of Indonesia to find his dreams of gold. “It’s amazing how a little gold can change everything,” Wells says, and it seems true as the humble Wells acquires a wealth that leads him into a new world of champagne, high rises and respect. But despite the veneer of his new life, Wells’ troubles are far from over, and he will have to scramble to find a means to keep his newfound wealth.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan, “Gold” also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, and is set for a Christmas Day release in the United States. McConaughey is also set as the villain in the film version of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series. Check out the new trailer below.