Monday, March 3, 2008

SC Statehouse to Double as Capitol Hill; Gyllenhaal and Biel to Star

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 1:53 PM

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The South Carolina Film Commission announced a new movie, Nailed, expected to be filmed in and around Columbia starring Jessica Biel as what appears to be an Erin Brokovich/ Elle Woods character and Jake Gyllenhaal playing an immoral Congressman. The film will be directed by David Russell, famous for I Heart Huckabees (no, not that Huckabee) and Three Kings.

South Carolina was chosen as the location for the film for a variety of reasons. Persistent Entertainment had previously worked with the Film Commission on a feature film in York, Chester, and Kershaw Counties. Additionally, the production companies sought to replicate the U.S. Capitol and chose the South Carolina capital building as a site for filming.

With the Writer’s Guild strike now ended, the state has moved forward announcing a string of new productions. Earlier this year, the Film Commission announced “The New Daughter” – a feature film starring Kevin Costner – began shooting along the coast of South Carolina. Additionally, “Army Wives” should begin its second season of production in Charleston soon.

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