Seeking a Friend for the End of the World added a synopsis May. 3, 2011 Set around an incoming asteroid threatening to end life on Earth. Steve Carell stars as a man whose wife leaves him amidst the ensuing panic, prompting him to seek out his high school sweetheart, who yearns to be with him when doomsday arrives. Keira Knightley plays the female lead, a neighbor of Carell's character who accompanies him on a romantic road trip to find her.
William Petersen, who's been extremely selective in choosing feature roles since leaving CSI, is in negotiations along with Scream 4 star Adam Brody and Rob Corddry to join Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Mandate Pictures' Seeking a Friend at the End of the World.
Source: Variety William Petersen Boards Carell pic