New Line has acquired rights to the romantic comedy spec Going the Distance, written by former company script reader Geoff LaTulippe, and attached Nanette Burstein (American Teen) to direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment.

The story revolves around a couple's struggle to maintain a long-distance relationship between Chicago and Los Angeles.

No production date has been set.