Keira Knightley and Steve Carell team up for apocalyptic romantic comedy
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Keira Knightley and Steve Carell are set to team up for the romantic comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. Here’s the premise: Earth is about to be obliterated by an asteroid and humanity is in a panic. When his wife leaves him in a flurry, a man (Carell) decides it’s time to take a road trip to see his high school sweetheart who has agreed to be with him when the world ends. He takes his neighbor (Knightley) along for company and they end up falling in love at the worst possible time. There’s something depressing and happy about this at the same time. The screenplay was written by Lorene Scafaria, who also wrote the film NICK AND NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST and this film will mark her directorial debut. Filming is set to begin in May.
NICK AND NORA’S INFINITE PLAYLIST was really one of those underrated films and one that all hopeless romantics should see. I have high hopes for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, what a great romantic comedy twist.