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Black Bear Pictures’ mining drama “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Stephen Gaghan, has sold to over 30 international markets at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Sierra/Affinity is overseeing foreign sales of the project, which will begin shooting in June in New York, New Mexico and Thailand, while CAA handles domestic rights. Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures is fully financing.

The film, written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman, covers the story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corp. mining scandal. Producers are Schwarzman (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Nozik through his Hwy61 banner, Massett, Zinman and McConaughey. Paul Haggis will exec produce along with Richard Middleton.

StudioCanal has bought rights for the UK, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand. Other key markets include Italy – Eagle Pictures with Leone Film Group; Scandinavia – Scanbox Entertainment; Spain – Tripictures; Latin America – Sun Distribution; Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand – Apsara; South Korea – Able Entertainment; Japan – Tohokushinsha Film; and Benelux – Remain in Light.