Studio nabs pre-emptive purchase of comedy
New Line is “Going the Distance” with a pre-emptive purchase of tryo scribe Geoff LaTulippe’s romantic comedy spec script.Story centers on a couple trying to maintain a long-distance relationship while one lives in Chicago and the other resides in Los Angeles. LaTulippe, who’s been a script reader at New Line for four years, credited creative exec Dave Neustadter with helping develop the story. “The essential story is that the couple knows that the long-distance relationship is probably a bad idea but they like each other too much to stop,” he said. “It’s a hybrid of Dave’s relationships.” LaTulippe sold the script without representation.
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