Movie news: The Day the Earth Stood Still and Nailed
Posted 11.06.07 by reelz
Variety is reporting that Jennifer Connelly has joined the cast of the remake of the 1951 sci-fi hit, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Connelly will play the Patricia Neal part in the movie, in which aliens inform humans they must either live in peace or get it. Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct.
And Al Gore's daughter, Kristin Gore, is seeking to bridge the gap between movies and politics with her political comedy, Nailed. Gore co-wrote the screenplay with director David O. Russell (he of the I Heart Huckabees/Lily Tomlin outburst fame). According to The Hollywood Reporter, The satire is about a small-town receptionist who develops nymphomaniac tendencies after a nail gets shot into her head. She goes to DC to lobby for her injury rights and gets taken advantage of by a skeezy congressman. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are attached to star.