Gold is a 2016 American crime adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan and written by Gaghan, Patrick Massett and John Zinman. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Stacy Keach and Bruce Greenwood. The film is loosely based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, when a massive gold deposit was supposedly discovered in the jungles of Indonesia, however for legal reasons and to enhance the appeal of the film, character names and story details were changed.
Principal photography began on June 29, 2015, in New York City, New Mexico and Thailand. The film had a limited release in the United States on December 30, 2016, before going wide on January 27, 2017. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), an unlucky businessman, teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to find gold deep in the uncharted jungles of Borneo, Indonesia.
- Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, based on Bre-X CEO David Walsh.
- Édgar Ramírez as Michael Acosta, a geologist.
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Kay, Wells’ longtime girlfriend.
- Joshua Harto as Lloyd Stanton, the businessman’s bank account manager.
- Timothy Simons as Jeff Jackson, a Wall Street banker who is coaxed by the duo to inspect the potential value of the company in the jungles of Borneo.
- Michael Landes as Glen Binkert
- Corey Stoll as Brian Woolf, a New York investment banker.
- Toby Kebbell as Paul Jennings, an FBI agent.
- Bruce Greenwood as Mark Hancock, boss of a major competitor.
- Stacy Keach as Clive Coleman
- Bill Camp as Hollis Dresher
- Rachael Taylor as Rachel Hill, an aggressively flirtatious finance hotshot.
- Macon Blair as Connie Wright
- Bhavesh Patel as Bobby Owens
- Patrick Duggan as Waldorf-Astoria Doorman
- Craig T. Nelson as Kenny Wells, Kenny’s father.
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