COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the state Film Commission today announced the second major feature film that will soon begin filming in South Carolina in 2008. “Nailed” staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel will be produced by Red Wagon Entertainment, Persistent Entertainment, and The Gotham Group and directed by David O. Russell. The film will shoot in Richland and Lexington Counties.
“Nailed” is a political satire in which Sammy Joyce (Biel) – an uninsured small-town receptionist – goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the “bizarrely injured” and meets an immoral congressman (Gyllenhaal).
The screenplay was written by David O. Russell and Kristin Gore – the daughter of Former Vice President Gore.
South Carolina was chosen as the location for the film for a variety of reasons. Persistent Entertainment had previously worked with the Film Commission on a feature film in York, Chester, and Kershaw Counties. Additionally, the production companies sought to replicate the U.S. Capitol and chose the South Carolina capital building as a site for filming.
With the Writer’s Guild strike now ended, the state has moved forward announcing a string of new productions. Earlier this year, the Film Commission announced “The New Daughter” – a feature film starring Kevin Costner – began shooting along the coast of South Carolina. Additionally, “Army Wives” should begin its second season of production in Charleston soon.
“Nailed” is currently in preproduction. Individuals interested in applying to work on the production can email resumes to: NAILEDPRODUCTION@GMAIL.COM.