Spike Lee Finds GOLD

May make the contemporary thriller his next feature.

TheWrap is hearing word that Spike Lee is set to take the director’s chair for the Patrick Massett and John Zinman-scripted thriller ‘Gold,’ with the possibility of it becoming his next film.

Based on a true story, the thriller is set in the ’90s and follows a rough-around-the-edges prospector who stumbles onto one of the largest gold mines in the world in the Indonesian jungle.

The film was previously set up with Michael Mann (‘Collateral,’ ‘Heat’) behind the camera but the filmmaker detached himself from the project in order to concentrate on the Tony Accardo crime biopic ‘Big Tuna,’ and his as-yet-untitled cyber thriller which goes into production next month starring Chris Hemsworth (‘Thor: The Dark World’ ‘Rush’).

‘Gold’ will be co-produced by Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures, Paul Haggis and his Hwy 61 partner Michael Nozik, along with Massett and Zinman.