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The pair team up in two forthcoming films; the romantic comedy about a couple in a long distance relationship, and kids' film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
And Applegate insists the two pictures couldn't be more different.
She tells the Belfast Telegraph, "It's called Going The Distance and it's very dirty. It's the polar opposite of Alvin And The Chipmunks. These people will not be able to go see that."
And she promises there's lots on offer for female fans in the raunchy comedy: "I saw a lot of Justin Long over the summer, I did - you'll see the movie and you'll know why I said that." »
Adam Shankman (right) and Bill Mechanic will produce the 2010 Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak has announced today. As per the Academy’s press release, this will be the "first major Oscar show involvement" for both of them. Shankman’s directorial credits include Bedtime Stories (2008), Hairspray (2007), A Walk to Remember (2002) and The Wedding Planner (2001). His upcoming projects include Rock of Ages, Sinbad, Bob: The Musical and Bye Bye Birdie. In addition to directing, Shankman, along with his sister, Jennifer Gibgot, produce films through Offspring Entertainment. They are currently producing The Last Song, Going The Distance and Step Up 3D, all set for [...] »
- Anna Robinson
I just finished my article on who AMPAS President Tom Sherak may choose as producers for the 82nd Academy Awards. I no more post it and find this email:
Named Oscar® Telecast Producers
Beverly Hills, CA — Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman will produce the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men.
“I couldn’t be happier to have this talented team on board,” said Sherak. “I’ve known Bill for many years so it’s like putting Oscar in the care of a dear friend. Bill has a tremendous love and respect of film and will draw from his vast experience as a producer, a studio executive and a film historian to help make this year’s Oscar telecast a memorable one. And Adam’s experience in producing, »
Word reaches via The Hollywood Reporter that Justin Long has joined Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy in The Conspirator, a historical drama set just after the Civil War that will be directed by Robert Redford.
The film tells the story of Mary Surrat, played by Wright Penn, a Confederate sympathiser who is tried as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Colonel Frederick Aiken, played by McAvoy, reluctantly agrees to help defend Surrat before a military tribunal. Long is onboard to play Col. Aiken's best friend, a man who lost a limb and grew a conscience in the Civil War.
The historical drama marks a first for Long, who is typically cast in more comedic roles, such as his turn in Die Hard 4.0 as the comic counterweight to Bruce Willis' John McClane, or his first role, in the successful Star Trek spoof, Galaxy Quest.
Long recently starred »
Filming their scenes for upcoming flick "Going the Distance", Drew Barrymore and her on-and-off boyfriend Justin Long were snapped locking lips on the film's set in New York City on Thursday, August 6. The twosome was photographed passionately kissing when riding on a boat.
Still on the same day, Drew and Justin were spotted filmed the movie in a park. During the shooting time, they were seen happily frolicking in the grass field. The 31-year-old actor was pictured teaching Drew how to play baseball. At one point, the pair was pictured cuddling to each other.
"Going the Distance" is a romantic-comedy film which is helmed by Nanette Burstein, and produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot in association with Warner Bros. Pictures. The story centers on a couple, who tries to maintain a long-distance relationship while one lives in Chicago and the other in Los Angeles. The movie will be released in U. »
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long continued working on Going the Distance this week in NYC. Christina Applegate joined them on set Monday, while the happy and always Pda-friendly couple filmed scenes side-by-side on Tuesday. Drew was decked out in a sparkly jacket to shoot yesterday, though it looks like the rain put a damper on the afternoon. The movie's cast just added a few new members who will certainly lighten things up - Rob Riggle and Jason Sudeikis are two of the new funny guys who also landed roles. View 10 Photos › To see more of Justin and Drew just read more. View 10 Photos › »
Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Gellar, Rob Riggle and Jason Sudeikis round out the cast of New Line's romantic comedy Going the Distance , starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, reports Variety . The film, directed by Nanette Burstein, is being produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot via their Offspring Entertainment. It began shooting two weeks ago. Written by Geoff Latulippe, the observational comedy concerns a young couple navigating their way through the perils of a long-distance relationship. »
Penned by tyro writer Geoff Latulippe, the observational comedy concerns a young couple navigating their way through the perils of a long-distance relationship.
Production began two weeks ago.
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. »
Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis could have spent his summer hiatus from the show in any number of ways: playing Xbox Live (we have it on good authority that he’s often to be found on there, killing 12 year-olds in a purely metaphorical sense, of course). Rearranging his stamp collection, should he have one. Trying to work out what, in the name of all that is holy and right in this world, made Burt Reynolds agree to pose for this photo.But instead he seems to have decided to cram in a bucketload of movies instead. And good for him.The 33 year-old, one of the funniest cast members on the show, has already started work on Bounty Hunter, the Jennifer Aniston-Gerard Butler action-comedy, and now he’s signed on to join Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in their new comedy, Going The Distance.The movie revolves around »
Jason Sudeikis ("Saturday Night Live") is in final talks to join Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in the romantic comedy "Going the Distance" from New Line Cinema. Apparently, Sudeikis is set to play Box, a friend of Garrett's (Long) who counsels him against trying to maintain his long-distance relationship with Barrymore's character. Also recently joining the cast were Christina Applegate and Charlie Day. Nanette Burstein ("American Teen") directs from the screenplay by Geoff Latulippe. Offspring Entertainment's Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.
No production date has been set.
5 July 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
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.
Sudeikis, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, was a writer on "Saturday Night Live" before becoming a regular cast member four years ago. He appeared in "The Rocker" and "What Happens in Vegas" and recently was cast in the Columbia comedy "Bounty Hunter" opposite Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
Sudeikis also appears regularly on the NBC series "30 Rock" and voices two characters on "Cleveland, »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Day (co-creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate will be joining Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in New Line Cinema's Going the Distance.
Nanette Burstein will be directing this project.
The script from writer Geoff Latulippe shows viewers a couple (Barrymore and Long) as they try and keep a relationship going that is hindered by distance. Day will play Long's best friend and Applegate will be Barrymore's sister.
Christina Applegate is now family to Drew Barrymore. A source exclusively reveals to me that the Samantha Who? star has signed on for a role in Going the Distance, a romantic comedy starring Barrymore and her maybe-real-life boyfriend Justin Long as a couple in a long-distance relationship... Applegate will play big sister to Barrymore's character, according to my source. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day has also joined the cast, playing a friend of Long's, the source said. Directed by Nanette Burstein, the New Line flick begins shooting July 15 in New York City. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing. Applegate's rep confirms the new gig. »
Charlie Day, one of the stars and creators of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and Christina Applegate have joined Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in New Line's romantic comedy Going the Distance . The Hollywood Reporter says Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment, and Nanette Burstein is directing. The story, by first-time screenwriter Geoff Latulippe, follows a couple (Barrymore and Long) trying to maintain a long-distance relationship. Day is playing Long's best friend while Applegate is Barrymore's sister, »
30 June 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Charlie Day, one of the stars and creators of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and Christina Applegate have joined Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in New Line's romantic comedy "Going the Distance."
The story by first-time scribe Geoff Latulippe follows a couple (Barrymore and Long) trying to maintain a long-distance relationship. Day is playing Long's best friend while Applegate is Barrymore's sister.
Day, who writes and executive produces as well as acts in "Philadelphia" with Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney, is one of the few from the show to jump into movies, though that appears due to time constraints more than lack of opportunity, given the demands of the writing, shooting and editing their show.
The trio plans to begin writing the show as early as November, shoot in the spring and summer, »
- By Borys Kit
Variety reports that Drew Barrymore has signed on to star opposite Justin Long in New Line’s romantic comedy Going the Distance. The duo recently starred together, as part of the ensemble cast, in the successful film He’s Just Not That Into You.
Geoff Latulippe wrote the screenplay for Going the Distance which revolves around a young couple as they deal with a long distance relationship. The film will be directed by Nanette Burnstein and is being produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot.
Barrymore and Long have dated in real life, which could add some depth to their on-screen characters. On a more personal note, as someone who has been through a long distance relationship, I can see the huge comedic potential in the situation.
- David Pohl
And they enjoyed the experience so much, they are preparing to work together again in director Nanette Burstein's upcoming project.
Earlier this year, Barrymore and Long sparked new rumours they had rekindled their love after they were spotted kissing on numerous occasions. However, representatives for both stars have refused to comment on the romance reports. »
Drew Barrymore has joined Justin Long in the romantic comedy "Going the Distance" which New Line Cinema is sending out. The film penned by newbie writer Geoff Latulippe tells of a man and woman in a long distance relationship who decide that perhaps dating other people closer to home would be more ideal. Nanette Burstein ("American Teen") is directing the film being being produced by Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment. This reunites Barrymore with Long after the recent "He's Just Not That Into You Comedy" which Barrymore produced via her Flower Films banner. That film has pulled in over $145 million worldwide so far. »
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