Derek Luke Joins 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' (Exclusive)

6:41 PM PST 05/12/2011 by Borys Kit
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Lorene Scafaria penned the script and will make her directorial debut on the Steve Carell-Keira Knightley film.

Derek Luke is joining the growing cast of Mandate’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Lorene Scafaria wrote the script and is making her directorial debut on the pic.

Focus is distributing the movie domestically, which sees Steve Carell and Keira Knightley embark on a trip to find Carell’s lost love set against the backdrop of an asteroid hurtling towards Earth.

Luke is playing Knightley’s love interest, an Army man who  wants her to join him in a bomb shelter.

The movie, which also counts William Petersen, Adam Brody and Rob Corddry among its cast, shoots next week in Los Angeles.

Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Joy Gorman are producing with Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. Mandate’s Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown will executive produce.

Luke broke onto the movie scene with his strong performance opposite Denzel Washington in Antwone Fisher.

The actor, who starred in the recent NBC show Trauma, will next be seen in this summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger, and recently signed on to do a run on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Hawthorne on TNT.

Derek is repped by WME.

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