Any long term Jesse fan knows the stress and annoyance that comes with the never ending ‘Nailed’ project. Nnytime anyone from the cast has a promotional tour the question comes up — “What happened with Nailed?” This time we got a pretty cool answer from Academy Award winner and Director David O’Russell when he talked to Collider in early February.
RUSSELL: That was like, “How can it get much lower than getting divorced, having to put your kid in a special boarding school at a young age, and being broke and not knowing how to make a movie?” Well, it can get worse. You can make a movie that doesn’t get completed because of mysterious financing. So, I wrote a film with Kristin Gore, Al Gore’s daughter, who’s a terrific writer and a terrific person. It was based on a book she’d written, and it was a satire about health care. It was about a woman who had a nail gun go off into her head, by accident. Jessica Biel was terrific in the picture, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Catherine Keener, and Tracy Morgan was hysterical in it. And then, it didn’t get finished. It got shut down nine times, which is an existential Kafka-esque experience, in itself. It also happened to Taylor Hackford. They made a movie with Taylor Hackford, as well. And I really shouldn’t talk about it much more than that, for legal reasons, but it was really weird except that I got to know and love those actors, and I got to love the state of South Carolina, which is where we were.
Ugh, David, you’re ruining my life. Someone release ‘Nailed’ already or David should just cast Jessica in a new movie, that’d be cool too.
I get so excited anytime there is anything “new” on “Nailed,” and here we have a photo of Jesse and James Marsden on set of the troubled project.
In the shot we can see Alice on a hospital bed while boyfriend Scott stands beside her. This is not a production still but rather a “marker” photo, meaning they use it to compare the positions of certain things to make two takes seamless encase they need to be pieced together.
Here’s to hoping “Nailed“ gets a 2014 release!
A couple of months ago we got the “Nailed” wheels turning again with the announcement of K.Jam Media and Universal Studio’s taking on the release of the film. While news has gone dry again, it seems the film has officially been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA.
While this does not solidify a release, it does show us there are people working to get the film out there. I have mixed feelings towards the release of “Nailed” as it’s an out dated issue and no longer an accurate representation of Jess or her acting talents. Then again, she was working with the Oscar winning director David O’Russell, so it’d be interesting see her under that kind of direction. My pro/con list could go on.
As for the final scene that was needing to be re-shot, right before we posted about ‘Universal,’ a gossip blog had started the rumor Jess had finally done the re-shoot with co-star Tracy Morgan. The film now lists “Nailed Partners, LLC” as one of the distributors. These little bits of news seem to be piecing together something much greater, and I’m excited to watch this unfold.
Check out Rope of Silicon for the original article.
Just kidding! I wish.. But I took a shot at designing a poster I thought would fit the film (that I haven’t seen…) and wanted to share it with you guys!
I know we have a lot of talented Jesse fans, especially in the realm of photoshop and thought it would be cool to get a collection of fan made posters in hopes of bringing more attention to the film? If you make one and submit it, I’ll post it on the main page and in the gallery! No rules, no stipulations.. just pure fan fun. Check mine out below and then send me yours!
Oh wow, how long have I waited to write this post? Well, we finally have the first photos of Jesse as Alice Eckle in David O’Russell’s “Nailed.” She looks completely insane, in the best way possible.
“Nailed” stars Jess, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, and Kirstie Alley. The film has been on hold since it’s final shut down in 2008. Rumors have been swirling that Jesse has finally re-filmed her final scene and that Universal Studios has picked it up for a 2013 theatrical release.
Mr. Jam also produced Nailed directed by David O. Russell (The Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, Tracey Morgan, and Catherine Keener, which is set to be released late 2013.
I am hoping we get an official announcement soon, perhaps around the summer if they are planning a late 2013 release. For now, enjoy these medium quality stills of Jesse as Alice Eckle.