While David O. Russell is now focused on his next Jennifer Lawrence-led feature, arriving later this year, the producers behind his abandoned drama Nailed are still trying their hardest to make some return on their investment. A few years ago we got word that producer Kia Jam was intent on getting it into theaters, finishing his own cut without the director’s consent, and even going as far as receiving an MPAA rating for the political-tinged dramedy. Now with Millennium Entertainment picking it up for a release shortly, we have a new title, specific release date, trailer, and even, a (fake?) director.
Starring Jessica Biel, James Marsden and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film is now titled Accidental Love and the first trailer credits someone named Stephen Greene as the director, which we assume is a fake name as a search produces little results and O. Russell wants his name nowhere near this. As for the actual film, this first footage sells a cheap, overproduced mess, but it should be at the very least interesting for those with a mild curiosity when it comes to the long-delayed project. Set for a theatrical release on February 10th and a VOD bow prior to that, check it out below, along with a poster and synopsis.
Formerly known as Nailed , Accidental 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, Accidental Love is the funny story of what happens when sparks fly and love interferes with what you stand for.
What do you think of the trailer? Should this project have never seen the light of day?