‘Gold’ (Trailer): Zac Efron Fights to Survive in an Inhospitable Desert

‘Gold’ (Trailer): Zac Efron’s Character Fights to Survive in an Inhospitable Desert

The new trailer of the upcoming Australian survival thriller Gold, featuring Zac Efron, Susie Porter, and Anthony Hayes, shows an intense look at Efron’s character who, driven by greed, finds himself struggling for survival in a harsh and unforgiving desert landscape.

Directed by Anthony Hayes, who also costars in the film, Gold follows a man who along with his travel companion finds a large gold nugget in the middle of a desert. As they are unable to excavate such a prized fortune, he decides to guard the treasure while his mate leaves in search of tools to pull it out from the ground. Soon he realizes the hardship he must face in the extreme environmental conditions of the desert.

The film is a depiction of human nature and how far one can go in securing a fortune for themselves. The story in a way looks frightening and chilling in that inhospitable environment, while Zac Efron seems to have finally found a role that could bring greater success and recognition for him.   

Madman Films shared the trailer via Twitter

Gold – Movie Synopsis

When two drifters (Zac Efron and Anthony Hayes) traveling across a deserted wasteland stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found, the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. The discovery soon becomes problematic when they realize a large part of the nugget is buried underground.

They hatch a plan to protect and excavate the gold, with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure the harsh desert elements while battling suspicion he has been abandoned to his fate

Two-way radios keep them in contact, and with hours and eventually days of dead airtime in between each communication the stranded man begins to run out of supplies. Water is scarce, food even more so. His plans to protect the gold are interrupted by two strangers who may change the course of the men’s plans.

Set in an unforgiving landscape, Gold is a film about what motivates greed, and the lengths people will go to secure themselves.

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Gold will be first released in theatres in Australia on January 13, then will premiere on the Australian OTT platform Stan on January 26, 2022.

Directed by: Anthony Hayes
Written by: Anthony Hayes, Polly Smyth
Starring: Zac Efron, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter.
Cinematography: Ross Giardina
Distributed by: Madman Entertainment
Country: Australia
Language: English
Release Date/Year: January 13 in cinemas (Australia), January 26 on Stan

Movie still: Zac Efron in ‘Gold’, photo by Ian Routledge

Where to watch Gold (2022)
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