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Hollywood takes on Bre-X, but the real story behind 'Gold' is crazier than fiction
By Tony Seskus and Amanda Stephenson
Thursday, January 26, 2017
It's often been said that the story of Calgary's Bre-X Minerals had all the makings of a Hollywood script: gold, love, betrayal, and an enduring mystery.
Two decades after the stock-market darling was declared a colossal hoax, the mining firm's amazing tale is finally getting the celluloid treatment -- though loosely based on true events.
In Tinseltown's take, called "Gold," the producers swap Reno, Nevada, for Calgary, and Matthew McConaughey for stocky executive David Walsh.
But whatever embellishments the scriptwriters added, they needn't have bothered.
The true story behind Bre-X -- a $3-billion swindle that ruined countless lives -- remains an epic tale of deceit, greed, and ruin. ...
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