Matthew McConaughey is unrecognisable in fat suit and bald cap for new movie role
Published 06/10/2015 | 13:18
Actor Matthew McConaughey looks miles from his former self as he starts shooting for 'Gold'.
The American star plays a down on his luck and desperate businessman for his latest turn.
The movie recounts a 1993 scandal whereby a Canadian mining company falsely reported that they had discovered gold in one of their sites.
The elaborate fraud eventually led to the company declaring bankruptcy.
Texan-native Matthew dons a prosthetic bald patch, ill-fitting suit and fat suit for his part. The Oscar winner is no stranger to transforming his image for a role, having shed a significant amount of weight for Dallas Buyers Club and building muscle for Magic Mike.
The True Detective actor appears opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in 'Gold', who plays his long-term girlfriend.
Édgar Ramírez also stars in the movie, which was shot on location in Thailand and New York.
Gold will be released in 2016.