Wide Release for Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Gold’ Pushed to January


Matthew McConaughey is looking for gold (both on and off the screen) in his latest, “Gold.” However, most audiences will have to wait a little longer to catch the film in theaters. TWC-Dimension announced earlier this week that the film’s wide release is pushed from Dec. 25 to Jan. 27. The film will still receive an awards-qualifying limited run, probably on Christmas, according to reports.

According to Deadline, the change gives the film better box office potential. The Christmas weekend is currently packed with other awards prospects.

Stephen Gaghan directs the film, which looks like a cross between “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Blood Diamond.”

Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, the film boasts an all-star cast. Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Bruce Greenwood, Corey Stoll and more co-star. The film follows one man’s journey to find gold from the Indonesian jungles to the boardrooms of Wall Street.

McConaughey previously won Best Actor for his “Dallas Buyers Club” role.

View the latest trailer and the film’s official synopsis below.

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story.

Directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA), the film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (INTERSTELLAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) and Golden Globe nominees Edgar Ramirez (HANDS OF STONE, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) and Bryce Dallas Howard (JURASSIC WORLD, PETE’S DRAGON). The film is written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman and financed by Black Bear Pictures. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61’s Michael Nozik served as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. HWY 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman are executive producers.

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