In making the announcement, Fellman stated, "Moving to the Labor Day weekend not only allows us to take advantage of the long holiday weekend, but gives us some distance from the other female-driven films releasing in August. Additionally, we have an opportunity to build more awareness and word-of-mouth for a movie we believe has strong appeal for a broad audience."
Going the Distance stars Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate. Barrymore plays Erin, whose wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett stays behind for his job in New York City. But when six weeks of romping through the city inadvertently become meaningful, neither is sure they want it to end. But despite the opposite coasts, the couple just might have found something like love, and with the help of a lot of texting, sexting and late-night phone calls, they might actually go the distance.
Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes) directed Going the Distance, which marks her feature film directorial debut. The film was produced by Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Garrett Grant from a screenplay by Geoff LaTulippe. Dave Neustadter, Richard Brener and Michael Disco served as executive producers.
New Line Cinema presents an Offspring Entertainment production, Going the Distance. The film is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The movie is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity.