LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jake Gyllenhaal and
Jessica Biel are attached to star in "Nailed," a risque
political satire co-written by a daughter of Al Gore.
David O. Russell ("Three Kings") is attached to direct from
a screenplay co-written with Kristin Gore, a published novelist
and former writer on "Futurama."
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.
Principal photography is set to start in January.
Neither star has a signed contract for the film. Their
commitment could depend on juggling other features.
Russell is no stranger to politics. He started as an 1980s
political activist before directing the prescient Gulf War
drama "Three Kings."