Even though David O. Russell is already knee-deep in his next feature, Joy, he’s still got Nailed, now titled Accidental Love, hanging around. Russell actually shot the film before The Fighter, way back in 2008. It features Jessica Biel as an uninsured waitress who accidentally winds up with a nail stuck in her head so is inspired to head off to Washington DC to demand treatment for people with weird conditions they can’t afford to fix.
The trailer isn’t the worst thing ever, but it isn’t very funny and it’s a bit of a structural mess. Production was shut down 14 times and Russell never got the chance to shoot the scene during which Biel takes the nail to the head and it shows. I don’t know how the guy in the gondola gets into the restaurant to shoot her with the nail gun, but that seems to be what this trailer is implying. Hit the jump to check out the first Accidental Love trailer for yourself. Apparently the film is getting a February 10th theatrical release and will arrive on VOD at some point prior to that.
Here’s the synopsis we got back when the film was re-titled Politics of Love:
Formerly known as Nailed (David O. Russell), Politics Of Love tells the story of a small town waitress (Biel), who accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head as her boyfriend (Marsden) attempts his marriage proposal. Her predicament leads her on a journey to Washington DC, where she meets a dashing but clueless congressman (Gyllenhaal), who might be able to help her unusual case.
Will their blossoming romance survive the cut-throat politics of the Capital? With an all-star cast that also includes Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan, James Brolin and Paul Reubens, Politics Of Love is the funny story of what happens when sparks fly and love interferes with what you stand for.