Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Photos, Trailer and Cast

Keira Knightley and Steve Carell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
Keira Knightley and Steve Carell star in 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' - Photo © Focus Features
Starring: Steve Carell and Keira Knightley [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Written and Directed By: Lorene Scafaria
Release Date: June 22, 2012
Running Time: 101 minutes
Genres: Drama, romance, comedy
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence
News: Focus confirms its 2012 schedule
News: Casting updates
Review: Read the full review
 
Official Synopsis: A 70-mile-wide asteroid is en route to Earth, and the last best attempt to counter it has failed. Also failing is the marriage of soft-spoken insurance salesman Dodge (Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell); the breaking news that the world will end in an estimated 21 days cues his wife to leave him on the spot.
 
Dodge is a man who has always played by the rules of life, while his neighbor Penny (Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley) is an extroverted woman who hasn’t. From these opposite perspectives, both initially choose to navigate the impending end of the world with blinders on. Dodge declines joining his friends in increasingly reckless behavior, while Penny fixates on her relationship issues with a self-absorbed musician.
 
The two misfits meet first when Penny has a rough night and then again when she belatedly delivers Dodge a lost letter. That letter could alter Dodge’s future; it’s from his high-school sweetheart Olivia, the love of his life. When a riot breaks out around their apartment building, Dodge realizes that he must seek Olivia out before it’s too late while Penny makes the decision to spend her last days with family in England. Seizing the moment, Dodge promises to help Penny reach her family if she will provide transport for the two of them in her car immediately. She agrees, and they escape.
 
On the road together, the unlikely traveling companions’ respective personal journeys accelerate, and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.
 
[tabs style=”default” title=”‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast”] Steve Carell – ‘Dodge’
Keira Knightley – ‘Penny’
Adam Brody – ‘Owen’
Rob Corddry – ‘Warren’
Connie Britton – ‘Diane’
Melanie Lynskey – ‘Karen’
Patton Oswalt – ‘Roache’
William Petersen – ‘Trucker’
Aleister – ‘Sorry’
Gillian Jacobs – ‘Katie’
TJ Miller – ‘Darcy’
Leslie Murphy – ‘Amy’
Rob Huebel – ‘Jeremy’
Tonita Castro – ‘Elsa’
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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Keira Knightley and Steve Carell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
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