April 1st, 2011
01:21 PM ET
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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