Lining up his post-Office gigs, Steve Carell is in talks to star along with Keira Knightley in Mandate's romantic comedy Seeking a Friend at the End of the World.

Lorene Scafaria is making her directorial debut with the film, which follows a search by one man (Steve Carell) for a meaningful connection amid the end times.

The film will begin principal photography in Los Angeles in May 2011.