The director began shooting the project, about a woman who fights for better healthcare in the U.S. after getting shot in the head with a nail gun, in 2008, but the film has been left in limbo due to a series of troubles.
Filming was halted several times due to financial issues as it emerged crewmembers and acting guild members had not been paid their fees, while producer David Bergstein had to fight off creditors after failing to properly fund the shoot.
Russell subsequently quit Nailed last year (10) as they prepared to re-shoot certain scenes and the political satire, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, remains unfinished.
Biel has no idea if the project will ever get released and she’s upset to think that their work will go to waste.
She tells Elle magazine, “I honestly don’t know (if it will ever be released). It’s frustrating. It was a major heartbreak. But you know, I got a chance to work with David, and I’ve been heartbroken about it for long enough… I’d do anything to work for him again.”