Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in the comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," which marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"). Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world's – brighten.An asteroid is careening towards the Earth. Efforts to stop it—which we can only imagine being of the 1998 Bruce Willis/Ben Affleck feature Armageddon variety—have failed. The end is nigh. Everybody on the planet knows they only have three weeks left to live, so what do they do with their last days? That’s more or less the set-up for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the upcoming disaster rom-com from Focus Features starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.Now taking bets on how far into the film before we hear R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in the film. I’m betting the exact moment the Focus Features logo begins to fade from the screen, even before the cold open. And again every time anybody turns on a radio. And somebody will be whistling it in a taxi or on a bus. And once more in the end credits, just for good measure.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, who wrote the adapted screenplay for Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist as well as… hmm… that’s about it. She co-wrote one episode of the Rob Corddry/David Wain late night black comedy Children’s Hospital with her friend Diablo Cody and one of Scafaria’s original songs was featured in Drew Barrymore’s 2009 coming-of-age film Whip It!. That’s pretty much all the internet can tell us about Lorene Scafaria. We can’t even judge her voice from the one movie under her belt because Nick & Nora was adapted from a popular novel (though, to be fair, The Social Network was an adaptation and played pretty well into Aaron Sorkin’s established screenwriting vernacular) so forgive us for being a bit skeptical about what we’re walking into with this film.According to the Mayan calendar 2012 is meant to be the year the world ends. We’ve been watching planet Earth go to poop for decades and audiences have become almost immune to concept. A twist on the genre has appeared courtesy of the new trailer for ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’.
It’s a light comedic take on the end of days starring Steve Carell and Kiera Knightly. Not the best comedic pairing but the trailer is great and the supporting cast boasts Patton Oswalt, Connie Britton, Gillian Jacobs and Rob Corddry. It’s written and directed by ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ scribe Lorene Scafaria and looks like a lot of fun with a light dash of heart and a giant asteroid heading toward Earth.Who will you spend the last day Earth exists with? That’s the question Steve Carell and Keira Knightley must face in the upcoming comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.When Dodge’s (Carell) wife leaves in a panic after it’s announced that an asteroid will end the world in three weeks, he goes into a mid-life crisis and seeks a way to find happiness before doomsday. Penny (Knightley), his neighbor, is distraught she’ll never see her family again, and the two promise to help each other before the world ends.The film, which premieres June 22, 20212, also stars Adam Brody, Patton Oswalt and Derek Luke and is directed by Lorene Scafaria from a script she wrote. Movie IN HD
After recently adding the poster for the Focus Features release helmed by Lorene Scafaria, we are pleased to give you a look at the trailer, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.The romantic dramedy scripted by Scafaria finds theaters June 22nd. With an asteroid nearing Earth a man (Steve Carell) ends up alone as his panicking wife leaves. He then takes a trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart, but is accompanied by his neighbor (Keira Knightley) who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.The film also stars Derek Luke, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry and Gillian Jacobs, and is rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.
Yeah, her duty to her father and her duty to her boyfriend, because she's a real confidant for him. Their intimacy is such an incredible element, and I think that Gwen has been in control her whole life. She's the oldest daughter of a police chief, who is constantly terrified that her father is going to die everyday. She has to have an element of being smart because she has to be. She's a valedictorian because she has to be. She has to take care of things and be responsible for her family and I think that being able to let go and trust somebody who puts themselves in the face of death of everyday, too, that's like, great, now she's drawn to another person that could die at any moment and she has to keep his secret and pick and choose between her first love which is her father, of course, like every girl. That's the first man in your life and then her first boyfriend. So, it's a pretty complex situation for Gwen, and there's a lot of, I think, sadness and fear in her life combined with the fact that she's outwardly confident and strong and smart and takes no bullshit. She's soft and 17 underneath it all. There's a great source of drama, and Gwen is at the center of this in a lot of ways – there's competing ideas of what's good. These people, everybody's heart is in the right place, but they execute their plans in different ways and that goes for The Lizard and Curt Connors as well. Gwen in particular is stuck between [her father] the Captain and Peter Parker and Spider-Man who have different ways about going about finding justice in their lives. I think that's a really fun thing to explore in the movie.