Are you ready for some rather interesting news? David O. Russell‘s Nailed, which had to fold up production back in 2008 after financing fell through, has been rated by the MPAA. As far as I can recall, there was one final scene to be filmed with two days left in production. Russell then quit the production in 2010 with that one final scene left to be shot, a scene that would need the cooperation of stars Jessica Biel and Tracy Morgan. I heard rumblings that the scene was shot a short while ago, but rumors are rumors. Perhaps the financiers went ahead and got this done without Russell’s involvement?
I reached out to the MPAA and confirmed this was the film directed by Russell and the rating lists a Nailed Partners, LLC production company as the distributor and an online search was rather unsuccessful and the MPAA wasn’t able to supply me with any more information.
Of course, Russell has been on a hot streak as of late with The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook and has the hotly anticipated American Hustle coming out on December 13. It would only make sense for someone with the rights to the now five-year-old film to try and recoup some costs from the troubled production.
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