Burstein to direct ‘Going the Distance’

Documentarian to helm New Line comedy

New Line’s tapped documentarian Nanette Burstein (“American Teen”) to direct romantic comedy “Going the Distance,” with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing through their Offspring Entertainment shingle.

New Line bought “Distance” in July in a preemptive purchase from tyro writer Geoff LaTulippe, who has been a script reader at New Line for four years. Story centers on a couple trying to maintain a long-distance relationship while one lives in Chicago and the other in Los Angeles.

Project reteams Shankman and Gibgot with New Line after they produced the upcoming “17 Again.” Shankman also directed and exec produced New Line’s “Hairspray” with Gibgot.

Burstein’s other documentary credits include “The Kid Stays in the Picture” and “On the Ropes,” for which she received an Oscar nom.

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