This is a film I think everyone will be talking about this summer. Lining up a little before the superhero blockbusters kick off in July, we’ll be getting Seeking a Friend for the End of the World with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, and it looks so good.
We got a lovely first poster for it earlier this week, which gave an indication that this wouldn’t be the kind of apocalyptic disaster movie the title would indicate at all, which is definitely to its benefit.
And now we’ve got the trailer that proves this drama-comedy-romance is going to be brilliant.
“Set in a too-near future, a man searches for a meaningful connection as humanity’s last days are at hand. Can he 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.”
Lorene Scafaria makes her directorial debut with this from her own script, and alongside Carell and Knightley, we can also look forward to seeing Adam Brody (The O.C.), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), William Peterson (CSI), and Gillian Jacobs (Community).
It’s great to see Carell doing so well as he branches out into more drama-oriented comedies, having given such a good performance last year in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is set to be released in the US on 22nd June, and in the UK July 13th. Here’s the trailer to get you excited for it in case you weren’t already.