Watch: Matthew McConaughey Gained 40 lbs For Role In Gold Movie

I'm touching a tiger....eeeheehehe.

The first trailer for the upcoming action adventure film Gold released today, giving us a glimpse of Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells - an unlucky man who teams-up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to search for gold deep in the uncharted jungles of Indonesia. If this doesn't look like a preview to an Oscar-worthy performance, we don't know what does.

Watch the first trailer for Gold below:

The seemingly fun and flashy (because, gold) film, directed by Stephen Gaghan (Sryiana) is based on true events, prompting McConaughey to put on the extra pounds and sport a receding hairline, making him almost unrecognizable.

Who is this guy? This is not the man whom we know so well from the Lincoln car commercials and his many Oscar-winning performances. Plus, he is touching a tiger and giggling uncontrollably.

Gaghan recently told Vulture:


I feel pretty certain that people are gonna be blown away by McConaughey in this film — it’s a complete transformation.

We're already blown away, and this is just the trailer...