Deadline says that Steve Carrell will be accompanied by Keira Knightley in Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World. Lorene Scafaria will be the helmer on this as well as the screenwriter. Scafaria wrote the script for Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and has also penned a few episodes of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospita;. This will be her first time behind the camera.
The film, “takes place at a time when a giant asteroid heads toward earth, almost certain to destroy the planet. Carell plays a man suddenly alone when his wife leaves. His high school sweetheart writes him saying she wants to be with him when the world stops. His neighbor (Knightley) accompanies him on the road trip as love blooms at the worst possible time.