James Marsden, Catherine Keener and Tracy Morgan are in final negotiations to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy Nailed, written by Russell and Kristen Gore.
The Hollywood Reporter says 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 (Gyllenhaal) who must summon the political courage to save her.
Keener will play a self-serving Congresswoman. The filmmakers are finalizing details on Morgan’s character, who will likely be an injured compatriot of Alice’s who has given up on love.
Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce for their Red Wagon Entertainment. Matthew Rhodes and Judd Payne of Persistent Entertainment and Kia Jam of Capitol Films will also produce.
The film is now in preproduction in South Carolina, with principal photography set to begin April 14.