Carell-Knightley film to start shooting

May 18, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Lorene Scafaria is to start shooting her big-screen comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" in Los Angeles this week, the film's producers said.

Scafaria also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which will star Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Roger Aaron Brown, Tonita Castro, Rob Corddry, Melinda Dillon, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, Patton Oswalt, William Petersen, Lindsay Sloane and Bob Stephenson.

"Set in a too-near future, 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. Can one man find his greatest love at the worst possible time? As the respective journeys of Dodge and Penny converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks -- if not the world's -- brighten," the film's producers said in a synopsis Wednesday.

The movie marks Scafaria's feature directorial debut. She previously wrote the screenplay adaptation for the 2008 feature "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist."

Focus Features said it holds the U.S. distribution rights to "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," which is being co-financed by Indian Paintbrush and Mandate Pictures.

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