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Steve Carell Will Spend Apocalypse With Keira Knightley

Wouldn't you know it: Steve Carell goes and drums up all this hullabaloo about leaving The Office, and next year, the world's already ending. (Well, it is about to be 2012.) That's the premise of what will be Carell's next movie, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, where the threat of imminent doom via asteroid causes Carell's wife to walk out on him. Don't feel too bad for the guy, though: Before the apocalypse happens, he romantically bonds with his pretty neighbor (Keira Knightley). A beautiful British actress drawn to an Anchorman star when his wife leaves him in an outlandishly pathetic way? Sounds familiar ... [Deadline]

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