March 31, 2009 at 04:25 AM EDT

New Line has cast Drew Barrymore opposite her former boyfriend, Justin Long, in the romantic comedy Going the Distance. The plot finds the pair as a couple dealing with the challenges of a cross-country romance. Documentary director Nanette Burstein (The Kid Stays in the Picture and American Teen) will make her feature debut on the project written by New Line staffer Geoff LaTulippe.

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