More trouble on the set of Jake Gyllenhaal's movie Nailed. Production of the film has shut down again. Hollywood insider Nikki Finke reported the news this morning.
... IATSE today ordered its crew off the political comedy Nailed because they weren't paid. There are no plans to resume filming until next Thursday at the earliest. This is the 2nd time IATSE has moved to protect its union members, but only after the Screen Actors Guild first sounded the alarm bell over Capitol Films' cash crunch and instructed its actors to leave the set earlier this month. Because of this, it's been start and stop, start and stop, again and again. Isn't it that after three strikes, you're out? But, amazingly, both co-stars Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal are hanging in even though these shutdowns are a major pain in the ass for them and Russell and everyone else connected with the movie. I'm told the production is officially one week behind schedule, and this latest debacle will push it back two weeks.
Of course, GyllenBabble readers knew last night that trouble was afoot. It's an interesting world we live in, where fans know the news before it's fit to print.
With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I guess Jake will have a little more time to relax, work out. Maybe go to the beach...
While he's seaside, maybe Jake will go over the Prince of Persia script, which was analyzed by Latino Review last year. The grade was an A- and they called PoP "one hell of a script."
I haven't read it - I assume there are spoilers. And since we know Jake's character has a best friend in the current script and he doesn't in the LR review, then obviously things have changed. But it's a good start! And since the folks at Latino Review were the ones who had the scoop on Jake's casting, I'm going to have a little faith in them. And Jake.
Summer blockbuster 2009, here we come.
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