Variety is reporting that three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine) will join Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in TWC-Dimension’s mining drama Gold, inspired by the true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal wherein large amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana), Gold stars McConaughey as a failing businessman and prospector that teams up with a luckless geologist/explorer played by Ramirez. The duo heads into the Indonesian jungle on the trail of undiscovered gold. Williams will play McConaughey’s wife in the film.
Written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman, Gold is being produced and financed by Black Bear Pictures. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) will produce alongside Hwy61’s Michael Nozik (Quiz Show, Syriana), Massett, Zinman and McConaughey.
Williams will next star in director Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester-by-the-Sea opposite Kyle Chandler and Casey Affleck.
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