Zac Efron stars alongside Susie Porter and Anthony Hayes in the upcoming new Aussie survival thriller Gold.

The tale of greed and its motivations, and the lengths to which people will go to feed it, was also co-written and directed by Hayes, who we’ve been busy watching most recently in Total Control.

Here’s the official line: “When two drifters travelling across a deserted wasteland stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found, the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. The discovery soon becomes problematic when they realise a large part of the nugget is buried underground. They hatch a plan to protect and excavate the gold, with one man leaving to secure the necessary equipment. The other man remains and must endure the harsh desert elements while battling suspicion he has been abandoned to his own fate. Two-way radios keep them in contact, and with hours and eventually days of dead airtime in between each communication the stranded man begins to run out of supplies. Water is scarce, food even more so. His plans to protect the gold are interrupted by two strangers who may change the course of the men’s plans.”

Hmm, they may have told us the entire story there… or have they?

Gold is set to open in select Australian cinemas from January 13, 2022. Check out the trailer: