Matthew McConaughey’s forthcoming film Gold has just locked down a Christmas Day release.
The film follows down-and-out modern-day prospector Kenny Wells (McConaughey) as he teams up with eager geologist Michael Acosta (Edgar Ramirez) to search for gold in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia. As Deadline puts it, “Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.”
Along with McConaughey, Gold co-stars the above-mentioned Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard, who will portray Wells’ longtime girlfriend in the movie. Gold also features performances by Corey Stoll, Stacey Keach, Bruce Greenwood, Toby Kebbell, Timothy Simons and more.
Gold is currently the only film set to open on Christmas Day with Disney’s Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One, Warner Bros.’ Will Smith-driven drama Collateral Beauty and Paramount’s Denzel Washington-led Fences all opening December 16. Opening a few days after Christmas are Assassin’s Creed and Patriots Day, the latter which depicts the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Gold, written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman and helmed by Syriana writer/director Stephen Gaghan, hits theaters December 25.