Matthew McConaughey is unrecognizable as a modern-day gold prospector in Indonesia.
The film centres on the 1993 scandal in which Canadian mining company Bre-X Minerals falsely reported the discovery of a huge gold deposit at its site in Busang, Indonesia. The company later declared bankruptcy following what has been described as one of the most elaborate frauds in the history of mining.
McConaughey is no stranger to body transformation in the name of art, having shed pounds to play a rodeo cowboy with Aids in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ (2013) and bulked up to play a muscle-bound stripper in ‘Magic Mike’ (2012) – portrays unlucky modern-day prospector Kenny Wells in the mining drama. It marks the first new film from ‘Syriana’ director Stephen Gaghan in a decade. Bryce Dallas Howard and Edgar Ramirez co-star.