Matthew McConaughey’s Kenny Wells goes from unlucky to rich to greedy in a brand new red band trailer for Stephen Gaghan’s Gold, courtesy of The Weinstein Company. Watch it here…
TWC was able to release Gold into theaters right before the end of 2016, making it eligible to compete in the 89th Academy Awards. However, if previous movie award ceremonies are any indication, chances are Gold won’t be taking home many Oscars come February. Outside of a nomination in the Best Original Song category at the Golden Globes, Gold has been coming up short this awards season.
On top of the studio not campaigning that heavily with Academy voters, there has been a lack of hype surrounding the film in general, most likely due to the mixed to negative reception critics have met it with. Never count out McConaughey, but I certainly wouldn’t bet any gold on him earning a nomination among the likes of Casey Affleck and Denzel Washington.
GOLD is the story of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
Gold is set for wide release on January 27th in the States and on February 3rd in the UK and features a cast that also includes Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Joshua Harto, Timothy Simons, Michael Landes, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, Joseph Caplan and Patrick Duggan.