Matthew McConaughey is bald, desperate in first 'Gold' trailer (Video)

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Matthew McConaughey is still feeling alright, alright, alright in the first trailer for his new drama "Gold" — probably due to the fact that he literally strikes gold.

Inspired by a true story, McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a modern day prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist (Edgar Ramírez) and sets off into the Indonesian jungle looking to make it rich. They quickly learn, however, that finding gold is much easier than keeping it.

The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Greenwood. Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan is directing, marking the first time he has helmed a major theater release since 2005's "Syriana." Patrick Massett and John Zinman wrote the screenplay.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey arrives at the American Cinematheque 28th Annual Award Presentation To Matthew McConaughey 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Michelle Monaghan arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jess Weixler attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney arrive at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Mackenzie Foy arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Michelle Monaghan arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Honoree Matthew McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, and host Jimmy Kimmel attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Director/writer Christopher Nolan, honoree Matthew McConaughey, and Vida Alves McConaughey attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director/writer Christopher Nolan (R) presents the American Cinematheque Award to honoree Matthew McConaughey (center) with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director/writer Christopher Nolan (L) presents the American Cinematheque Award to honoree Matthew McConaughey (R) with Vida Alves McConaughey (center) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (R) accepts the American Cinematheque Award with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey and actress Reese Witherspoon attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Matthew McConaughey (C) with (L-R) C.J. Carlig, Kay McConaughey, Levi Alves McConaughey, Camila Alves, Vida Alves McConaughey, and Fatima Alves attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves (L) and actress Anne Hathaway attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and honoree Matthew McConaughey attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and actress Anne Hathaway attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (2nd from L) and (L-R) recording artists Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher of the Texas Tenors pose for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and model Camila Alves attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and director/writer Christopher Nolan pose for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Mackenzie Foy arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Recording artists JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen of the Texas Tenors perform onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey poses for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Producer Lili Fini Zanuck speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and actress Jessica Chastain attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actresses Jess Weixler (L) and Jessica Chastain attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Model Camila Alves, honoree Matthew McConaughey, Kay McConaughey and C.J. Carlig attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Joan Dangerfield attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey arrives at the American Cinematheque 28th Annual Award Presentation To Matthew McConaughey 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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Black Bear Pictures financed the film, with Black Bear's Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61's Michael Nozik serving as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. HWY 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear's Ben Stillman are executive producers. TWC-Dimension will distribute the film.

"Gold" will premiere in theaters on Dec. 25.

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