By Bryan Lufkin
Updated May 09, 2011 at 11:27 PM EDT
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Looks like the rapidly-approaching Doomsday (exhibit A and the more pressing exhibit B) is getting the romantic comedy treatment. Focus Features announced Monday it had acquired U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming comedy, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley co-star as two people looking for love amid the apocalypse in the not-so-distant future. Seeking will be directed by screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) from her own script; production is reportedly set to begin this month.

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