Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
End-of-the-world comedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as two neighbours who decide to help each other make the most of their remaining days. Also stars Melanie Lynskey and Adam Brody. From Lorene Scafaria, writer of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
When reports of a 70-mile-wide asteroid heading towards Earth flood in, Dodge (Carell) is abandoned by his freaked-out wife. Suddenly single and with the population panicking, he makes a pact with his homesick neighbour Penny (Knightley): she helps him reunite with his high school sweetheart and he’ll help her reunite with her family before the world ends.