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In the upcoming film "Gold", Matthew McConaughey stars and produces the tale of a miner looking for the American Dream in Indonesia.

FOX's Ashley Dvorkin has the details in "FOX Celebrity Profile":

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In 'Gold', Matthew McConaughey plays a modern mining prospector who follows his American dream to go to Indonesia in search of "gold" and the corporate fights and fallout there after. The film is loosely based on a true story.

He's on as both star and producer and shared why he was so passionate about the project:

(McConaughey) "I said I know the guy, I know the world, I know the relationships and that's why I wanted to come on as a producer as well to help be a part of overseeing the entire story and how it's told. But at the vortex of it was the spirit of this guy Kenny Wells. They don't make movies about Kenny Wells. Kenny Wells is usually the second, third, or fourth sidekick in movies."

And in McConaughey's commitment to the role, he gained 40 pounds:

(McConaughey) "If a character allows me to mentally, physically, spiritually inhabit them, to this extent that's so much fun with me for my job."

Ashley Dvorkin, FOX News.

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