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IFC.Com phones SEEKING A FRIEND Lorene Scafaria

For their series, "Call-In Commentary," IFC.Com rang up writer/director Lorene Scafaria to ask her to talk about her apocalyptic comedy with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley by providing a personal behind-the-scenes commentary of her trailer.

LA TIMES: Steve Carell as Romantic Leading Man
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In this weekend's Los Angeles Times' "The Sunday Conversation: Steve Carell, romantic leading man," Irene Lacher speaks to the star of SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD about his film, his life and his status as a leading man. It's a sweet talk, with a funny aside about how his status as a romantic leading man affects his marriage to Nancy Walls (who appears in SEEKING A FRIEND as the wife that leaves him). Considering his costars -- Juliette Binoche, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, and now Keira Knightley -- Carell confesses: "Nancy isn't threatened. She just laughs. In order to be threatened, she would have to think that I would stand a chance with any of those women."  He also speaks to what made Lorene Scafaria's apocalyptic comedy so attractive to him: "I see it as a metaphor for everyone, that we have a finite time here and you have to at some point ask yourself how you're going to live that life and to what degree you're going to live it and what aspects of it you're going to embrace and cherish. In that way, I find the movie to be very uplifting."

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The American Humane Association reviewed Lorene Scafaria's comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD and gave it "Outstanding" for its treatment of animals. Go to the review to see how careful the AHA considers every scene in which animals were used. As such not only did Aleister (who plays Sorry) do a barking good job, so did his handlers.

MYSPACE: SEEKING A FRIEND Cast Game

In a special MySpace video, Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Gillian Jacobs and T.J. Miler from SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD play the "Who's More Likely To..." game. Very funny responses.

Steve Carell Reunites with Jon Stewart

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD's Steve Carell visited with his old boss Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. What follows is a very funny sketch with the two reviewing the many, many books that "author" Steve Carell has written. Only at the end do they mention his other part-time gig - movie star in Lorene Scafaria's apocalyptic comedy.

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley go PopSugar

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley sat down with PopSugar for a video interview that covers a lot, including the movie's emotional powerful take away, the probelms with bucket lists, and how their real life influences their characters.

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At IndieWire's The Playlist, Kevin Jagernauth speaks with writer/director Lorene Scafaria about the themes and ideas behind her apocalyptic comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. It's a fascinating look at the creative mind, especially in how one moves from depression to inspiration. At one point, she comments, "I love that there's a really loud ticking clock, and I was most excited about telling a story about two people meeting under those kinds of circumstances. I sort of liked it as a metaphor for what it's like when people break up or go through a divorce or something like that and you're sort of in that place where you're like, 'I never want to get to know someone else, I never want to hear about somebody's family' and all of that..."

Access Hollywood at SEEKING A FRIEND Premiere

Access Hollywood was on the red carpet to capture this video. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD's Connie Britton attended the premiere of Lorene Scafaria's comedy at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Monday June 18 and she had some choice words about the film's star Steve Carell, that is about why he was a great choice for the film's leading man.

USA Today: SEEKING A FRIEND at L.A. Film Fest
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USA Today was present last night when writer/director Lorene Scafaria's comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Andrea Mandell reports that the cast, including the stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley were on deck looking smart and providing snappy answers to the many "end of world" questions being hurtled at them.  USA Today reports that Ms Knightley kept on point when showcasing her floral Valentino frock: "This is a good end-of-the-world dress, actually...I was thinking that when I put it on. It's quite comfy, as well."  Another question - which movie would be your last - was answered by Steve Carell, "In keeping with the theme, Dr. Strangelove."

Steve Carell Talks Apocalypse with Jay Leno

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD's Steve Carell joined late night king Jay Leno on The Tonight Show to talk bacon, Princeton, apocalyptic comedy, and working with his real life on screen.

MTV: Steve Carell ready for Pose-Off

Having face the apocalypse, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD star Steve Carell has its abs in shape for a pose off with Channing Tatum. Or so he tells MTV News.

Keira Knightley up late with Jimmy Fallon

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD star Keira Knightley stays up late with Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to talk soccer, SEEKING A FRIEND, and how gorgeous they both look.

MOONRISE KINGDOM & SEEKING A FRIEND make Summer Lists
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As critics and film writers pull together their lists of summer movies, many are putting Wes Anderson’s magical MOONRISE KINGDOM and Lorene Scarfaria’s apocalyptic comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD at the top. Recently Ruthe Stein in the Houston Chronicle article “Small films with big potential” picked both films. On “Why See It,” Stein writes about MOONRISE KINGDOM: “Director and Houston native Wes Anderson also made the memorable Rushmore starring Murray. This is their sixth collaboration, so you figure they're simpatico. Script co-written by Roman Coppola (son of Francis, brother of Sofia).”   As for SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, Stein writes, “Carell has chosen his feature films well. Director Lorene Scafaria wrote the sweet Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.”  Brent Lang at Reuters also made MOONRISE KINGDOM one of his “Seven hidden gems to see this summer movie season.”  As Lang says, “Nothing brings memories of summer flooding back like camp. Thus, Rushmore director Wes Anderson's latest focuses on a pair of young campers who fall in love and run away together prompting a town-wide search.”

Seeking Steve Carell's Playlist for the End
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You find out a massive asteroid is hurtling towards earth leaving only a few weeks before it's all over. What to do? Well, for one, you might pull together a soundtrack for this momentous event. If you go to www.playlistfortheend.com you can share your playlist with others, or find out what SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD's star Steve Carell put on his. Carell, who has the "Featured Playlist," has a great mix. The end is near, so dance. He's got plenty of songs to get down with - from Tubthumper's party anthem album Chumbawamba, or the collection Essential 80's Funky Dance (with move-your-bones favorites like KC & The Sunshine Band's "Get Down Tonight" and A Taste of Honey's tipsy hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie"). For just pure rockin' there's 90s' hard rock masters Extreme's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Extreme, P!nk's M!ssundaztood, and more recently Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooliganz. Of course, there are also the classics, like Louis Armstrong's Louis Armstrong's All-Time Greatest Hits (with the touching "What a Wonderful World") and The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  But one of my favorite Carell picks is the The Muppets soundtrack. That thought of listening to the infectious showstopper  "Life's a Happy Song" (created by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie) as you wait for life's happy song to end seems marvelously right.

SEEKING A FRIEND Trending High in Pundits Eyes
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Lorene Scafaria's apocalyptic comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD with Steve Carell and Keira Knightly seems to be coming at just the right time. In the last few weeks, prognosticators have all seen the end in sight - or at least stories about the end. At The Playlist, Kevin Jagernauth announces, "The end is coming...and it's going to be hilarious. It seems that the end of the world just isn't the domain for ponderous filmmakers with comedies now taking a crack at the demise of humanity." Although there are still many stories with a downward look, like Bruce Bennett's Wall Street Journal piece on Abel Ferrara's recent 4:44 Last Day on Earth. And at the Huffington Post, Mathew Gross and Mel Gilles take a slightly different slant, noting, "These days, the rise of apocalyptic thinking and entertainment is a sign of the times -- though not necessarily the end times." Whatever the reason for the interest in such apocalyptic dramas (and comedies), the writers conclude "Indeed, rather than being marginal, the apocalypse in 2012 is firmly entrenched in mainstream popular culture."

SEEKING A FRIEND? Go to MTV.COM to Find One
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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD? MTV.com has some candidates for you. MTV.COM has a 14-photo slide show that highlights the talented cast of Lorene Scafaria apocalyptic comedy. As MTV.com writes, "The movie centers on neighbors Dodge (Steve Carrell) and Penny (Keira Knightley), who head out on a road trip and learn that sometimes the most important people can enter your life at extremely unexpected times - like when you're searching for your old high school sweetheart as an asteroid nears Earth threatening to wipe out all life." And the people they meet along the way are more than half the fun, including Adam Brody, Rob Corddry and Patton Oswalt. See the whole gang here.

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Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley for writer/director Lorene Scafaria. Cast, crew set for pre-apocalyptic comedy. Production begins this week on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria. The pre-apocalyptic comedy stars Golden Globe Award winner Steve Carell and Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley.
SAF Acquisition
Focus Features acquires domestic distribution rights to Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, Lorene Scafaria pre-apocalyptic comedic romance starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Indian Paintbrush and Mandate Pictures are co-financing with filming beginning this month on Anonymous Content production.
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