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Trio will be ‘Nailed’ by David O. Russell

0 shares SHARE TWEET EMAIL PRINT Judging from the novel’s storyline, I’m assuming that David O. Russell’s next feature is going to be a mapcap experience, perhaps not in the same abstractness as I ♥ Huckabees, but perhaps in a politically zany, John Waters’ A Dirty Shame kind of way. Set for production in a […]

Judging from the novel’s storyline, I’m assuming that David O.
Russell’s next feature is going to be a mapcap experience, perhaps not
in the same abstractness as I ♥
Huckabees
, but perhaps in a politically zany, John Waters’ A Dirty Shame kind of way. Set for production in a couple of weeks, THR reports that thesps James
Marsden
, Catherine
Keener
and Tracy Morgan have joined the project.

Now in preproduction in South Carolina, the Columbia Picturesproject is based on the first novel by Kristin Gore entitled “Sammy’s
Hill” and written by Russell and Gore, Jessica Biel would play 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. 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.
Keener will play a self-serving Congresswoman.

Curiously, none of the five actors named above have worked with Russell before.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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