Trailer: Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Take a first look at a romantic apocalypse comedy coming to cinemas this summer


See above for the first trailer for one of this year’s big rom-coms: the boldly titled Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.


The new film by Lorene Scafaria – writer of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – has a cute premise: impending armageddon, in the form of an asteroid that will destroy humanity in three weeks’ time, brings together unlucky-in-love Dodge and his kooky neighbour Penny.

The promo’s got plenty of good moments, and it looks like a movie made for Steve Carell – but is it us, or might Keira Knightley be a tiny bit miscast here? See what your first impressions are…