Gold is the title of Matthew McConaughey’s new movie — it also happens to be the color of the Oscar statue, which is fitting, as the latest effort from filmmaker Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) looks like it could make the beloved actor an awards season contender once again. The first trailer for the holiday season release has arrived, touting a bald and bold McConaughey as man desperate to strike it rich. Spoiler: He does, but that treasure comes at a cost (insert sad trombone).

Set to Styx’s rousing classic “Renegade,” the trailer for Gold introduces us to Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a balding, slightly schlubby type reminiscent of Christian Bale’s character in American Hustle — but more likable. Based on a true story, the film follows Kenny as he desperately pursues the American dream and heads to Indonesia, determined to find the titular treasure.

Here’s the official synopsis:

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold.  Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist 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.

Gold also stars Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard, and hits theaters on December 25.

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