Must Watch: First Trailer For GOLD Starring Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez September 8, 2016 Our first look at ‘Syriana’ writer/director Stephen Gaghan’s mining drama, the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s first film in a decade. “I’m touchin’ a tiger!” GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist (played by Edgar Ramirez) 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.