Veep’s Timothy Simons Heads For Gold

He's aboard the Matthew McConaughey drama

Veep's Timothy Simons Heads For Gold

by James White |
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Although he’s primarily known for comedy on TV screens as the endlessly annoying political wonk Jonah Ryan on Veep, actor Timothy Simons has been enjoying a run of dramatic work in cinemas. That is set to continue with him joining the cast of Stephen Gaghan’s Gold, which stars Matthew McConaughey{ =nofollow}.

The film, which has a script from Patrick Massett and John Zinman, tells the story of the 1993 Bre-X Corporation mining scandal. The plot follows a rough-around-the-edges prospector Kenny Wells (McConaughey) who stumbles upon one of the largest gold mines in the world in the Indonesian jungle. Which, you may not be surprised to learn given the word “scandal” before, turned out to be bogus.

Simons is aboard to play a Wall Street banker who must leave his cushy corporate surroundings and travel to the jungles of Borneo to assess the company run by Wells and his geologist partner, played by Edgar Ramirez. He joins a cast that also includes Michelle Williams and Joshua Harto. Gaghan is gearing up to start production next month in Thailand, Mexico and New York.

In addition to Veep (which is just ending its fourth season), Simons has Goosebumps (February 10 next year), Melissa McCarthy’s Michelle Darnell (June 10) and indie biographical drama Christine already on the way.

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