Sudeikis Boards New Line’s Distance

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The Hollywood Reporter says that Jason Sudeikis (“Saturday Night Live”) is in final negotiations to join Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in the New Line romantic comedy Going the Distance.

Sudeikis will play Box, a friend of Garrett’s (Long) who counsels him against trying to maintain his long-distance relationship with Barrymore’s character. Charlie Day and Christina Applegate also were recently cast.

Geoff LaTulippe wrote the screenplay, which Nanette Burstein is directing.