She also appeared in Playing for Keeps with Gerard Butler. It's just heartbreaking that so many people put so much work into this particular project only to have it sit there, unfinished." The film premiered on April 17, 2015, at the Tribeca Film Festival, receiving mixed reviews, though Biel earned praise for her performance.
In April 2008, Biel began working on the political satire Nailed, with Jake Gyllenhaal. In May 2009, Biel spoke about the film's production turmoil, saying: "That was definitely an experience, something I could not say no to. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair commented that, "Though she’s not given too much to work with in terms of character, Biel plays May with appealing nuance, creating a low-key, bliss-based Angeleno, all light and airy and gentle and poised, who discovers within herself an untapped hardness and anger and strength..Biel has to conjure up more profound emotions, she proves adept, and surprisingly subtle." Biel also appeared in the drama The Book of Love, based on the book The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, about an introverted architect (Jason Sudeikis) who loses his wife (Biel) and sets out to help a teenager named Millie (Maisie Williams).
She is known for her role as Erin Hardesty in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).
Biel has since starred in many films, including The Rules of Attraction (2002), Blade: Trinity (2004), Stealth (2005), The Illusionist (2006), The A-Team (2010) and Total Recall (2012).
Biel's family moved frequently during her childhood, living in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado, where she attended Fairview High School.
The film premiered in September 2008 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter described her performance as "an irresistible force of nature — a kind, witty, supremely intelligent and beautiful woman who …