Steve Carell, Keira Knightley to star in romantic comedy?
April 1st, 2011
01:21 PM ET

Steve Carell, Keira Knightley to star in romantic comedy?

Steve Carell is in the mood for love now that he's wrapping things up at "The Office." The actor is set to star in a new romantic comedy with British beauty Keira Knightley.

Deadline reports that the funnyman is expected to headline "Seeking a Friend at the End of the World," a love story that unfolds as an asteroid is about to wipe out the earth.

Carell will play a man who finds himself alone after his panic-stricken wife leaves him. He then hears from a high-school sweetheart who says she wants them to be together when the world comes to an end.

Knightley is being eyed to play a neighbor who accompanies him on a road trip on his quest to find a new love.

"Seeking a Friend at the End of the World" will be Carell's first new feature film post-"Office." The actor will officially exit the NBC series after a seven-year stint on April 28.

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  1. B===)~ (.)(.)

    Oh Keira you are too fine!

    April 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Head Diva In Charge

    Can u lick mone instead? I can put honey on it.

    April 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. madhater

    I want to lick Keira's butt-hole, other than that sounds wack.

    April 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Head Diva In Charge

    Maybe we can hook up tonight. I bet you are really h ung. I usually charge a fee because times are so hard and me have to pay my rent. Food I can do without for a while because I need to lose ooooo about 250 lbs to at least look decent. what do you say hmmm?

    April 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GW Snark

    @fake Head Diva: You are just embarassing yourself. Does your mmmy know you're using her computer to make potty jokes?

    April 2, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Head Diva In Charge

    Well maybe next time the Head Diva would think twice about posting bad comments about how much she hates people from New Jersey and that we talk nasal. Let the b**CH GET ANOTHER NAME.. Twitter that diva b***h

    April 2, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Carrell Hater

    I cant get past that big a$$ nose of his. He isnt funny at all, and the more he tries, the worse he gets. Give up on the comedy buddy, and try something else for a change. You might be better. Just saying....

    April 2, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Get Real

    Dont really care for Steve at all. If 'The Office' is any indication of how this new movie will be, then I say skip it.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Get Real

    I agree w/Superhiro about the comments. their on every single blog, every single day. Enough already. You constantly give us visuals that we really would rather not see. Im not gay and dont care to hear/see/smell ect it. Im sure alot of others feel the same way.

    April 2, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Head Diva In Charge

    What, you don't know me superhiro. Why get all up in my business? You must be from NJ or NY. You people from the North are a bunch of low life yankes. You all should die by you indian point nuke. I bet you speak nasal like all the rest of the yankes pigs

    April 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Superhiro

    Dude, is that really that funny to you? I mean you use Head Diva's name like every day and post very tired, pre-school level "jokes". She must've really burned you once for you to be this obsessed over her.

    April 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Head Diva In Charge

    So i was saying that this morning i went to the bathroom and I couldn't go I force, grunt and even sway on the toilet to go. After about 10 mins of pushing I was to get it out. My stool was big, round,black and hard. It was a lot and I was happy that I didn't tear the delicate tissue around my a-nal. Later on I had to go again but it came out easy and I was happy.

    April 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Prima Zaria

    I really would like to see how this movie plays out before passing a judgement. I love Steve in his genre of movies, and I worship Keira in hers repectively. To see the two collide might just be what will make this movie work!
    Okay, so that's my shot of optimism for the day right there :)
    http://www.primazaria.com

    April 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @Head Diva

    You really are one sick and demented person. Please refrain from posting comments.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Head Diva In Charge

    I am really not sure about this.........sounds a little bad. Like "Howard the Duck" bad.

    April 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. RomCommer

    Any RomCom not starring Charlie Sheen and Snooki isn't worth my time, sorry.

    April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  17. AnnieD

    Ohhh, I wonder if there will be something that is keeping them from falling in love (either realy or perceived), but eventually they work it out, or realize it doesn't matter or something, then finally end up together. It's those kind of deep and interesting plot lines that keep romantic comedies at the top of my list!!
    (dripping sarcasm)...why would any self respecting actor sign on to do one??? What a waste of theatrical space

    April 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  18. JOe

    Ya cause that's what the world needs. More Romantic Comedies...

    April 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Superhiro

    Romantic comedies are the worst genre of movies. There's almost zero chance they will be good and a high percentage of them have identical plotlines.

    April 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |

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