Sutherland joins 'Gold' rush for Warners comedy


Donald Sutherland is joining the hunt for "Fool's Gold," a Warner Bros. Pictures adventure comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. Andy Tennant is directing.

The story revolves around a husband and wife who have spent eight years searching for a lost treasure and are on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce when a clue to the payday surfaces, forcing the couple to reunite to find their fortune.

Sutherland will portray Nigel, a billionaire who invites the couple to join him on his boat in the hunt for the treasure.

Bernie Goldmann, Donald DeLine and Jon Klane are producing. The script was written by Kenneth Lonergan from an original screenplay by John Claflin and Daniel Zelman.

Lynn Harris is overseeing for the studio.

Sutherland was last seen in CBS' "Commander in Chief," which nabbed him a Golden Globe nomination. His feature credits include "Pride & Prejudice" opposite Keira Knightley and "Ask the Dust."

Sutherland is repped by CAA and attorney Mary Sullivan of Katz, Golden & Sullivan Llp.