Many thanks to an exhausted Lisa who just sent me her report from last night's shoot on Nailed, which involved her daughter as one of the 'squaws'. Unfortunately, the scene ended up being postponed but this report gives us a great idea of what goes on behind the scenes of Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie - so much of it takes place at night. No wonder Jake and the other stars have such comfy trailers. And the great news is that it is very likely this very lucky girl scout's scene will involve ALL the stars, and you know what that means! Lisa writes brilliantly, putting us right there in SC, so I'm sure you'll enjoy her report:
'The call time for my daughter's group of squaws was 7 pm last night. I had hoped it'd be earlier, but evidently Russell and his crew are making the most of the daylight and are trying to get in anything involving outdoors scenes while the sun is shining. So interiors are likely to be shot at night.'
'We arrived, did the boring employment paperwork, went to Wardrobe, got the girls dressed, hung around awhile, were taken to the catering tent and hung around some more (thankfully with food and beverages) and waited, waited, waited. The girls (13 in all) became friends and organized themselves into games. If you could harness the energy possessed by a pack of tween-age girls about to 'go Hollywood,' you could put the oil companies out of business. Everyone was tired, but we were excited, too. However.....'
'At approximately 10.40 pm (note the time!), the wonderful production assistant who was in charge of us came in and sweetly apologized that they were NOT going to be able to get to our scene last night. Whatever scene Russell had been filming since before we arrived was going to go on, and on, and on, perhaps into eternity. She did mention that he is meticulous, which made me smile! She told us our girls would be paid for last night (hurrah!), and would be called to come for this scene again when it was rescheduled. She said the scene our girls'll be doing involves 6 pages of dialog (apparently, that's a lot) and ALL THE STARS (please lord, let her not have been exaggerating or babbling out of pure weariness!). The girls will be sitting with Jessica in a council meeting. Since there are so few of them, chances are good that our girls will get actual "face time" on camera. And with that, she helped us finish up and called the vans to take us back to our cars.'
'So, Munchkin and I will be going back, though we don't know when. I did not see Jake but I spent probably twenty minutes total hanging out within 10 feet of his trailer. There was a dim light on inside, but no sign of life. I did not know if he was in the scene being shot or just wasn't there at all. However, what the assistant said made me think if he wasn't in that scene, he was getting some rest someplace till needed.'
'I saw Catherine Keener. She was wearing a pastel skirt suit and bedroom slippers (!) and had her hair in a retro, frosted, newscaster-gone-awry 'do. She was sitting in the doorway of her trailer as we walked to Wardrobe early on. I think she was trying to memorize lines or something; she appeared to have an Ipod with her. We also thought we saw Jessica Biel, all dressed down and coming back from taking her dog for a walk. We saw her enter a trailer, but never saw her come out. I'm guessing Jake and Jessica were taking the opportunity to get some rest. There seems to be so little chance for it in movie-making.'
And here is a message from Lisa to you all: 'Please give my best regards to all the nice Gyllenhaalics who responded so positively to it in the comment section. I really aim to share as much of the experience as I can with other fans of Jake, for as long as they're interested. He seems to attract the nicest people!' I think it's safe to say we're interested! Thanks, Lisa.
Incidentally, I do not believe that these new pictures from Fitsnews (I think from Wednesday) show Jake and Jessica Biel arguing - this looks far more to me like both are trying to convey something through Jake's phone, and possibly Jessica's, all at the same time.
You can see another picture of Jake on set here, along with an extra's account of the shoot inside a church - I didn't know Alison Janney was in Nailed. This film gets better and better!
As for future Nailed shoots - according to IMDb: 'Movie watch: Sumter Street closed today. Sumter Street in Columbia, between Gervais and Pendleton streets, will be closed today until 2 a.m. Tuesday and from noon Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday for the filming of a movie, according to the Columbia Police Department.'
And finally - Donnie Darko 2?
I'll come back to this, but it seems a Donnie Darko 2 is on the cards. This will focus on Donnie's little sister's story but the project will not involve Jake (not surprisingly, I suppose, considering the end of the original version) but it also won't involve the driving force behind Donnie - Richard Kelly. Rather humourously, the article states that the film will be directed by Chris Fischer (later becoming Fisher) but I doubt this is the one who likes to cook. According to another report, the only actor to repeat their role will be Daveigh Chase. I think I may give this one a miss.
Pictures from Nicole, IHJ and Fitsnews.