Starting with 2010’s The Fighter, filmmaker David O. Russell began kind of remaking himself as a director. While his previous films like I Heart Huckabees, Three Kings, and Spanking the Monkey were odd and irreverent, The Fighter marked the beginning of more mainstream material from the director, and was followed by the awards friendly Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. However, Russell shot an unreleased film before The Fighter, one that sounds like it might be the last “old Russell” picture that he ever made. The health care satire Nailed starred Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal and revolved around three people with serious health issues that stormed Washington D.C. to demand treatment, including a woman with a nail stuck in her head.
The production of Nailed was contentious on account of the financier. It was shut down a whopping 14 times, but Russell was able to shoot all but one scene—the crucial one in which Biel gets the nail in her head. Russell never got the chance to shoot the scene or edit the film at all, and eventually abandoned it altogether in 2010. But now, it appears that the film will see the light of day after all as a Nailed release date has been set for 2015 in the UK. More after the jump.