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Thursday July 24, 2008 11:54 pm

Drew Barrymore’s Ex Drops Out of Her Film

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long

There’s a reason why they say you should never date a co-worker…

Nearly a month after breaking up with Drew Barrymore, Live Free or Die Hard‘s Justin Long has reportedly dropped out of his next film. The actor, who had been dating the free-spirited actress for about a year, was scheduled to star in Whip It!, Barrymore’s directorial debut.

According to E!, Long chose to back out of the movie shortly before shooting was scheduled to begin. The 30-year-old is supposedly still too “distraught” by the break-up to work under Barrymore. (Apparently some actors can’t separate their emotions from their work.) Unfortunately, distancing himself from the roller derby film won’t necessarily help Justin avoid Drew. The two still have to promote He’s Just Not That Into You later next year.

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