Matthew McConaughey was not screwing around getting into his character of Kenny Wells for Gold, gaining 40 pounds and shaving his head into a very unfortunate bald crown but it could pay off, as Gold could be one of the big Oscar contenders later this year. Based on a true story, Kenny Wells is a down on his luck prospector who believes there’s a massive amount of untapped gold in Indonesia. Basically betting it all on one dig site, he teams with geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) and they hit the motherlode, a vein of gold worth an estimated $18 billion. Wells’ mining company hits the stratosphere but he has to deal with executives and Wall Street investors who want a piece of his company and the Indonesian government that may want to take the mine for themselves. Bryce Dallas Howard and Corey Stoll co-star and it’s directed by Stephen Gaghan, who directed Traffic and Syriana, although this looks a little bit lighter than either of those films. It’s out on Christmas Day and you can check out the trailer below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.