Jason Sudeikis is a 'Distance' runner

Circles comedy starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long

Jason Sudeikis 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.

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment banner. Execs Dave Neustadter and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line.

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," Seth MacFarlane's new animated comedy series that Fox will air in the fall.
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