The romance film within a disaster film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World focuses on Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as they await an asteroid to come barreling into the earth. The good-time project doesn’t explicitly state what roles the newcomers will have, only that they will be on board, with Petersen committed and Brody and Corddry in negotiations.
Brody is currently posted up in box offices in Scream 4, while Corddry was last seen in the comedy Cedar Rapids. Petersen, who hasn’t had too high a profile since his departure from “CSI,” will be appearing in Tony Kaye’s drama Detachment, which recently premiered at the Tribeca film festival.
While the plot details are outlined in our earlier preview of the film (available here), it’s still not clear exactly if the film will be as bleak as the premise would lead us to believe. Does Petersen’s weighty involvement cancel out Corddry’s? It’s certainly not going to be along the lines of Old School, but are we dealing with another Seven Pounds here?
In any event, that meteor is coming. The only question left is how these folks are gonna deal with it. (Variety)