Michelle Williams joins Matthew McConaughey in the mining drama Gold.

Variety reports that the actress will play McConaughey's wife in the film which is inspired by the true events of the 1993 Bre-X Minerals mining scandal.

McConaughey will play a prospector who teams up with a geologist (Édgar Ramírez) to uncover vast deposits of gold in the heart of the Indonesian jungle.

Stephen Gaghan is directing from a script by Patrick Massett and John Zinman.

Gold is scheduled to begin filming in June in New York, New Mexico and Thailand.