'Veep' Actor Timothy Simons Joins Matthew McConaughey in 'Gold' (Exclusive)

Timothy Simons - P 2015
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Timothy Simons - P 2015

The story centers on two men who try to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Timothy Simons, best known for playing the White House liaison you love to hate Jonah Ryan on Veep, has joined Gold, which will star Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez.

The Black Bear Pictures film, directed by Stephen Gaghan, centers on a man named Kenny Wells (McConaughey), who teams up with an equally luckless geologist to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Together, their journey takes them from the mysterious riverbanks of Borneo to the high stakes boardrooms of Wall Street.

Simons will play a Wall Street banker who is forced into the jungles of Borneo to vet the potential value of the duo's company. Michelle Williams also stars in the film, which is based on a script by Patrick Massett and John Zinman.

Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Nozik, McConaughey, Massett and Zinman are producing while Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Ben Stillman are executive producing. Principal photography is slated to begin in July, with filming taking place in Thailand, New Mexico and New York.

The Weinstein Co. will release the film in the U.S.

Simons has been starring on HBO's popular series Veep since 2012. His recent film credits include Sony's The Interview and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. He's got a trio of films primed for release: Sony's Goosebumps, Universal's Melissa McCarthy-starring comedy Michelle Darnell and indie Christine, directed by Antonio Campos.

He's repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Myman Greenspan.