'We believe that when we all stand up together, we can make cancer history' - this is the message of Jake Gyllenhaal's PSA for Stand Up To Cancer, which aired last night during the MLB All-Star Game. There are two versions of the announcement - below, is the shorter.
In the longer PSA Jake and director Scott Coper talk about the impact of cancer on their own lives, including the loss of Jake's uncle. It does indeed affect us all, I know this too well like many of you, I am sure. Therefore if you'd like to donate to SU2C, please go to their site now.
Nailed Saga Chapter 426
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that David O Russell has left Nailed and now considers the film not his own. Nailed will now be finished with a new director.
A pause while the implications of this sink in.... This is sad news indeed - Russell put two years into that film, not just in (almost) making it, in the face of repeated shutdowns, but also fighting behind the scenes for the last year to keep it alive. There are a couple of key scenes still to shoot. The positive to draw from the news is that the financers are still maintaining that Nailed will be finished. Here is Russell's statement.
"This has been a painful process for me," Russell told THR on Tuesday. "The multiple production delays and stoppages, which were caused by David Bergstein and preceded Ron Tutor's direct involvement with me, have now spanned two years, and the circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it 'my' film. I wish Ron Tutor well."
'Tutor also expressed his disappointment in an interview last week with THR: "(David O.) Russell conducted himself like a perfect gentleman. I understood his position. It really didn't have anything to do with him but with others, and we just reached a point where I couldn't do what he wanted. But it was a decent negotiation between the two of us. No lawyers. No idle threats, just two people trying to clean something up, and we couldn't get there. It was surprising and disappointing, but I understood." Added Tutor, "So we're going to go ahead probably with 'Nailed' and try to hire another director and finish it."'
This does give some hope: 'To do the reshoots, stars Biel and Tracy Morgan will be required to participate. Bergstein has said that there are contracts with these actors requiring them to do the reshoots without additional compensation.' Also that there is already an edited version of the film. And so the Nailed saga continues...