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Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey’s latest project will begin filming in Albuquerque.
“Gold” tells the story of Kenny Wells, played by McConaughey, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, desperate for a lucky break.
Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ at least 150 New Mexico crew members, 17 New Mexico actors, and approximately 1,350 New Mexico background talent.
Filming will take place in the Albuquerque area from mid-August to mid-September, the film office stated.
“Albuquerque welcomes the feature ‘Gold’ to our city. We continue to support the movie industry, and the movie industry continues to support our local economy; it’s a great thing for everyone,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry.
The film also stars Edgar Ramirez, Michelle Williams, Corey Stoll and is directed by Stephen Gaghan.
In addition to filming in Albuquerque, “Gold” will also be on location in Thailand and New York.
It’s being produced by Black Bear Pictures and HWY61.
Williams was in “My Week With Marilyn” and “Brokeback Mountain” and Ramirez was in “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Stoll can currently be seen in the FX drama, “The Strain.”
“Gold” will be distributed in the United States by The Weinstein Co.