Just when they stopped being tabloid fodder, Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are pairing up again onscreen for some clumsy romance. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the on and off again couple has signed on to "Going the Distance," a romantic comedy from New Line. Nanette Burstein ("American Teen") will direct from a script penned by first time writer Geoff LaTulippe.
The story revolves around a couple who encounters difficulties while trying to maintain a long distance relationship. Barrymore plays a middle school teacher who moves to Chicago for a job, and Long plays a script reader who (we're guessing) resides in L.A. They quickly discover that "going the distance" may cost them everything, and destroy their relationship.
The script apparently borrows a little from writer LaTulippe, who was a New Line script reader before getting hired to pen "Distance."
Whatever the status of their off-screen romance, there's no doubt that Barrymore and Long enjoy working together, as they just keep getting one another hired. "On 'He's Just Not That Into You,' Drew as a producer was instrumental in bringing Justin in. On this movie, Justin helped bring her in. He brought it to her attention," says New Line president Toby Emmerich. This might just be the start of a beautiful relationship -- or at least another romantic comedy.
MTV readers, do you want to see Barrymore and Long team up again? Are you tired of Barrymore's romantic comedies? Or do you find them fun and harmless?