New Images Of Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal & James Marden In David O. Russell's Abandoned 'Nailed' Surface

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 22, 2013 10:16 AM
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It seems the saga of David O. Russell's "Nailed" isn't quite ready to end just yet. Or at the very least, it's not fading quietly into the night. Where to begin? We'll try and keep it brief. The once promising movie started shooting in the spring of 2008 with Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan and James Marsden all in the cast, but things quickly went down hill. Plagued with dodgy financing, production started and stopped a handful of times as crew members waited to get paid, eventually shutting down completely with only one day of filming left to complete it. The movie then changed legal hands but Russell wasn't able to come to terms with the new owners to finish it. Regardless, producers tried to press on without Russell to finish the movie, and in the spring of 2011 a rough assembly cut was screened (check out our reader report). All this to say, Russell washed his hands of this project a long time ago. But could we be close to seeing some version of this?

Fansite Jessica Biel Central has done some digging and noticed that production company K. Jam Media (nope, never heard of 'em either) are claiming "Nailed" is arriving in late 2013. We'll see about that. Penned by Kristin Gore, the film centers on Alice Eckle (Biel), a socially awkward and uninsured waitress (Biel) who accidentally gets shot in the head with a nail. She goes to Washington on a crusade to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured and meets an immoral congressman, played by Gyllenhaal, who takes advantage of her sexually and politically. Great premise, but that one day left of shooting that Russel never got to finish? It involved the crucial scene of Alice getting shot in the head, which sets the movie in motion. Granted, in the rough cut screening our reader saw, a messy version of the scene was included with a note saying "to be reshot" -- maybe they'll clean that up as best as they can or edit it in such a way that it can be used? We'll see.

Anyway, some images from the movie have also popped up showing lots Biel as well as Gyllenhaal. Will this be the closest we get to a completed movie, or has someone figured out a way to finish the pic to make it somewhat releasable? (And if so, will Russell's name even be on the credits considering he didn't complete filming or edit it?). Time will tell.


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10 Comments

  • Indiewire is a joke | April 22, 2013 10:12 PMReply

    Oh please Indiewire hates Jake Gyllenhaal and that is pretty obvious.

  • Numbers | April 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    Not-DARYL HANNAH, you're totally wrong:

    Jake Gyllenhaal's "Source Code" (2011) made $147 mil. (with... $30 mil. budget) and "End of Watch" (2012) made $51 mil. (with... $7 mil. budget).
    THIS is the public financial record.

    Want perspective?
    Gerard Butler's 2012 movies made $8 mil. (with $20 mil. budget) and $24 mil. (with $35 mil. budget).
    Maggie Gyllenhaal's "Won't back down" made $5 mil. (with $20 mil. budget).
    And so on.

  • A lister Daryl | April 23, 2013 11:19 AM

    Too bad Jake can't have your life, oh wait you don't want your life.

  • Daryl Hannah | April 23, 2013 1:51 AM

    I'm pretty sure just about everybody is at least indifferent to Jake Gyllenhaal, and that's a matter of public financial record.

  • Dan | April 22, 2013 7:51 PMReply

    They should just kill the project. Jessica Biel is box office poison, it’s not like this film’s gonna actually make money.

  • d | April 22, 2013 8:44 PM

    Because money is the most important thing, Dan?

    (Not that I have a problem with it being dead, if Russell wants that.)

  • DL | April 22, 2013 3:58 PMReply

    In that "Nailed" batch, there are 4-5 more stills of Jake Gyllenhaal - some of them intriguing, surprising, tantalizing pics. Why not post them? Biased much, Mr. Jagernauth?

  • facts | April 22, 2013 6:11 PM

    Are you sure "Frank"? What about the 5 (five) pictures at IHeartJake.com from the same Nailed lot? Check your facts before you speak.

  • frank | April 22, 2013 5:27 PM

    There's only 15 photos there and Jake is only in one of them. http://jessica-biel.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=2178 everything else is a shitty set photo

  • Michael Mackenzie | April 22, 2013 11:11 AMReply

    This story is based on the Japanese film called The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai. Let's hope the writer hasn't claimed this was an original idea or script. The Japanese film is Bazaar and fantastic, please look it up and hopefully the film makers who made nailed should pay the Japanese film maker ( Mitsuru Meike) for re making his film.

    The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (花井さちこの華麗な生涯 Hanai Sachiko no karei na shōgai?) (2003) began life as a pink film, the durable Japanese soft-core genre, with the title Horny Home Tutor: Teacher’s Love Juice (発情家庭教師 先生の愛汁 Hatsujō katei kyōshi: sensei no aijuru?) but it developed into a cult hit and the producers allowed director Mitsuru Meike to expand it into its present form. In 2007 the film was featured at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.[1]

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