David O. Russell’s $25 million indie political comedy “Nailed” has been shut down by the Screen Actors Guild according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.
The reason for the shut down on Friday seems to be due to insufficient funds on deposit with the guild, whilst rumors are circulating that South Carolina (where shooting is taking place) could withdraw its incentive monies because of financing problems.
The film, penned by Kristin Gore and Russell, focuses on a naive small town waitress (Jessica Biel) who gets a nail lodged in her head and discovers a new-found sexual drive. When she travels to Washington to fight for better health care for the “bizarrely injured”, she meets an unscrupulous U.S. congressman (Jake Gyllenhaal) who attempts to take advantage of her. James Brolin, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, and Tracy Morgan also star.
The shut down comes two weeks after James Caan walked off-set due to a dispute with Russell. He was replaced by Brolin.
Shooting kicked off in April and is about halfway through. The filmmakers hope to resolve the problem and re-start shooting next week.