Long Distance Runner

Having got girls all welcomingly gooshy in “He’s Just Not That Into You”, New Line has tapped star Justin Long to headline another of their rom-com’s, the Adam Shankman-produced “Going the Distance”.

Penned by tyro writer Geoff LaTulippe (he used to be a script reader at New Line), centers on a man and woman in a long-distance relationship who ultimately come to the realization that they would be happier dating someone closer to home.

Nanette Burstein, who helmed the acclaimed doco “American Teen”, will direct the picture.

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