Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are attached to star in the risque political satire Nailed, says The Hollywood Reporter. David O. Russell (Three Kings) is attached to direct and co-write the screenplay with Al Gore’s daughter, Kristin Gore.
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.
The uninsured Joyce goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured. She meets an immoral congressman (Gyllenhaal) who takes advantage of her sex drive and capitalizes on her crusade as Joyce heads into her own career in politics.
Red Wagon Entertainment (Jarhead) and Persistent Entertainment (Southland Tales) are slated to produce the project. Preproduction is set to begin in two weeks, aiming for a January start date for principal photography.