Connect with us

Retro IONCINEMA.com

‘Nailed’ is Dead Before Arrival

Unlike Margaret (the film is caught in post-production hell), Nailed should never see the day of light because it is, as Playlist describes it “missing key scenes and has been basically abandoned by the principle post-production players.”

We have The Playlist to thank for shedding light on the maligned condition in which David O. Russell’s Nailed has unfortunately found itself in. We knew that Capitol Films the parent company to ThinkFilm struggled to keep creditors happy and paused production on more than one occasion – but I thought production had resumed and the director had stitched some version together as he was attaching himself to several projects. Unlike Margaret (the film is caught in post-production hell), Nailed should never see the day of light because it is, as Playlist describes it “missing key scenes and has been basically abandoned by the principle post-production players.”

Based on the first novel by Kristin Gore entitled “Sammy’s Hill” and written by Russell and Gore, Jessica Biel played Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman, eliciting wild sexual urges. James Marsden will play small-town the boyfriend of Biel’s character Alice, a naive waitress who gets a nail shot into her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior. She heads to Washington to fight for better health care and ends up falling for a clueless new congressman (Jake Gyllenhaal) who must summon the political courage to save her. Catherine Keener would have played a self-serving Congresswoman.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
You may also like...

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

Click to comment

More in Retro IONCINEMA.com

To Top