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Matthew McConaughey Is Bald, Desperate in First ‘Gold’ Trailer (Video)

Drama inspired by true events will premiere in theaters on Christmas Day

Matthew McConaughey is still feeling alright, alright, alright in the first trailer for his new drama “Gold” — probably due to the fact that he literally strikes gold.

Inspired by a true story, McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a modern day prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramírez) and sets off into the Indonesian jungle looking to make it rich. They quickly learn, however, that finding gold is much easier than keeping it.

The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan is directing, marking the first time he has helmed a major theater release since 2005’s “Syriana.” Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the screenplay.

Black Bear Pictures financed the film, with Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61’s Michael Nozik serving as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. HWY 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman are executive producers. TWC-Dimension will distribute the film.

“Gold” will premiere in theaters on Dec. 25.

Watch the video above.