Labor issues resolved on David O. Russell set
Production of “Nailed,” starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, is expected to resume Monday after being shut down for a second time due to financial problems.
A rep for the film said funds have been deposited to resolve the payment shortfalls that resulted in below-the-line crews refusing to work Thursday and Friday.
Members of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees were ordered by IATSE leaders not to show up at the South Carolina set after not being paid.
IATSE and Capitol Films, which is financing the political comedy, were not immediately available for comment.
The Screen Actors Guild told its members last week to stay off the “Nailed” set on May 9 after Capitol failed to deposit enough required money in SAG accounts set up to pay the actors. Production resumed Monday.
Pic, directed by David O. Russell, began shooting April 15 and is due to wrap in mid-June. Catherine Keener, James Marsden and Tracy Morgan also star.
Capitol Films topper David Bergstein has maintained his company is on firm footing amid growing rumblings about unpaid bills and lawsuits.
“Nailed” is produced by Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher through their Red Wagon banner and by Persistent Entertainment.