Remember those halcyon days of yore (last year or the year before or whenever), when Drew Barrymore and Justin Long were a happy couple? Those beautiful times when L.A. was our Camelot, and at its throne was a Charlie Angel and the human manifestation of an Apple computer? Those were the days, yeah? Well, they're back! The BarryLong (I assume this was their couple name) team is reuniting on the silver screen:
Drew Barrymore will star opposite Justin Long in "Going the Distance," a romantic comedy for New Line. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment banner, and Nanette Burstein is directing.
The story by first-time scribe Geoff LaTulippe follows a couple trying to maintain a long-distance relationship.
LaTulippe was a New Line script reader who segued into screenwriting, and "Distance" contains some imprint from his life: The male lead also is a script reader.
The female lead is a character who moves to Chicago to be a middle school teacher.
A long-distance relationship movie? So like a lot of talking on the phone, using Instant Messenger, and fretting that their partner is being unfaithful? I'm skeptical. Let's save the boring, long-distance, technology-based romancing to Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.