Luke, Sloane, Petersen Are “Seeking a Friend”

Derek Luke and Lindsay Sloane are in negotiations to join “Seeking a Friend at the End of the World” for Mandate Pictures says Variety.

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star as neighbors who embark on a road trip to find the former’s high school sweetheart before an asteroid ends all life on Earth.

Luke is in talks to play Knightley’s ex-boyfriend, a military man preparing to ride out the end of the world in his bomb shelter with friends and family. Sloane will play a friendly waitress who is rolling on ecstasy as doomsday approaches.

William Petersen, Adam Brody and Rob Corddry are also in various stages of negotiations to join the cast. Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) directs from her own screenplay.

Steve Golin, Joy Gorman, Steven Rales and Mark Roybal will produce and shooting kicks off later this month.