Matthew McConaughey is unrecognisable in fat suit and bald cap for new movie role
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.