As Deadline revealed exclusively in August last year, Matthew McConaughey will star in Stephen Gaghan’s Gold, a Black Bear Pictures film written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman, based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle.
Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has come on-board to handle sales at Berlin.
Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) will produce alongside Michael Nozik (Quiz Show, Syriana) via his Hwy61 banner, Massett, Zinman and McConaughey. Hwy61 partner Paul Haggis will exec produce along with Richard Middleton (Hitchcock, The Artist).
Principal photography is slated to commence in June 2015 with Thailand, New York and New Mexico among the locations, and Black Bear Pictures is fully financing the film.
McConaughey, Gaghan and Hwy61 are represented by CAA which is also representing the domestic distribution rights of the film.