by Justin Cook
Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming mining drama Gold has just added Zero Dark Thirty and Deliver Us from Evil actor Edgar Ramirez to its cast.
In the film, the true story of 1993’s Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal is told. Ramirez will play a geologist named Michael Acosta who teams up with McConaughey’s prospect to search the Indonesian jungle for gold.
Syriana director Stephen Gaghan is helming the film, which is written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman.
The film will be produced by McConaughey, Massett, Zinman, Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game) and Michael Nozik through his company Highway 61 Entertainment.
Gold will be filmed in multiple locations including New York, New Mexico and Thailand.
Some of Ramirez’s other acting credits include The Bourne Ultimatum, Wrath of the Titans, Vantage Point and The Counselor. In 2010, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Carlos, a miniseries which followed the life of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez.
The actor will also star in such future projects as Hands of Stone, Holland, Michigan, the Point Break remake and the new David O’Russell film Joy. Both Joy and Point Break are set to be released on Christmas Day this year.