While the premise of “Going the Distance”, a romantic comedy about a long-distance relationship starring Justin Long and Drew Barrymore, doesn’t seem appealing to me in any way, I can no longer completely dismiss it as it has now cast “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star and co-creator Charlie Day and Christina Applegate aboard. While I think Applegate is terrific (she really held her own against her four male co-stars in “Anchorman”), I’m really psyched about Day co-starring in the film. He’ll play Long’s best friend while Applegate will play Barrymore’s sister. No word yet if Day’s character will be addicted to huffing spray paint and doing impressions of Serpico.
But you remember how I was bitching earlier today about why we don’t get more “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”? Yeah, I was pretty much talking out of my ass because in addition to reporting on this casting, The Hollywood Reporter notes that “It’s Always Sunny” is pretty much a year-round gig for Day and his co-stars/co-creators Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. So if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen more of these guys in movies, it’s because they’re working on the show from November through July. Oh, and they’re also developing another series called “Boldly Going Nowhere” for Fox and maybe even a stage production of the episode “The Nightman Cometh” that would play in New York and Philadelphia. You know, because they didn’t have enough work already.