Monday, March 24, 2008

Marsden, Keener, and Morgan Join Nailed

James Marsden, Catherine Keener, and Tracy Morgan are on the verge of joining the cast of David O. Russell's Nailed, a comedy starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leads. According to THR:

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.

The script was co-written by Kristen Gore, daughter of the former Vice President. I'm amazed that people are still willing to work with David O. Russell considering his history of verbally and physically attacking members of his cast, George Clooney and Lily Tomlin among his co-combatants. I suppose it's a testament to his abilities as a filmmaker, if not as a cool-headed fellow. Then again, I guess his temper also helps explain the five year gaps between his past three projects (Nailed, Huckabees, and Three Kings).

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