If you live in an apartment in West Columbia, SC you may have heard about the hype about the movie that is now finally being released. A star-studded, political satire was filmed in Columbia in 2008 and will finally get its chance to hit the screens.
A trailer for “Accidental Love,” which was known as “Nailed” when it was shot around Columbia and the State House seven years ago, was unveiled Tuesday along with release dates for the movie.
The movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal andJessica Biel, will air on video-on-demand starting Feb. 10 and enter theaters on Feb. 20, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Biel plays an uninsured waitress who becomes unpredictable – earlier descriptions said “sex-crazed” – after a nail is accidentally shot into her head. She goes to fight for her rights in Washington, where she meets a congressman, played by Gyllenhaal. The movie also stars James Marsden,Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan and James Brolin.
The trailer shows the S.C. House of Representative chamber made to look like the U.S. Capitol.
The film, co-written by Kristin Gore, a daughter of former vice president Al Gore, was directed by Academy Award-nominated David O. Russell. But Russell left the movie before shooting ended and his name no longer appears in the credits.
The shooting of “Accidental Love” was plagued by multiple stoppages because of financial troubles. The movie’s release was delayed because a key scene was not shot before filming stopped.
Watch the trailer here: