Trio hammer out 'Nailed'

Marsden, Keener, Morgan cast

James Marsden, Catherine Keener and Tracy Morgan are close to getting "Nailed."

The trio are in final negotiations to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel in David O. Russell's romantic comedy "Nailed," written by Russell and Kristen Gore.

Marsden will play the boyfriend of Biel's character, Alice, a naive waitress who gets a nail shot into her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior. She heads to Washington to fight for better health care and ends up falling for a clueless new congressman (Gyllenhaal) who must summon the political courage to save her.

Keener will play a self-serving congresswoman. The filmmakers are finalizing details on Morgan's character, who likely will be an injured compatriot of Alice's who has given up on love.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce for their Red Wagon Entertainment banner. Matthew Rhodes and Judd Payne of Persistent Entertainment and Kia Jam of Capitol Films will also produce.

The executive producers include Capitol's David Bergstein, Red Wagon's Rachel Shane and James W. Skotchdopole. Capitol is financing and IM Global is handling foreign sales. The film is now in preproduction in South Carolina, with principal photography set to begin April 14.

Marsden ("Enchanted") is repped by Endeavor and Andrea Pett-Joseph of Brillstein Entertainment. Keener ("The Soloist") is repped by Gersh. Morgan (NBC's "30 Rock") is repped by Endeavor and 3 Arts Entertainment.