Feature film 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' casting couples

Mandate Pictures and Indian Paintbrush are beginning principal photography on the feature film "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" on May 16, 2011. The extras casting director in Los Angeles is looking for real-life attractive strait or gay couples to work on the film in June.

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" stars Steve Carell and Kiera Knightley, and centers on the events surrounding an asteroid spiraling towards Earth, threatening to end all life. Carell plays a man whose wife leaves him as a result of the whole "the world is ending" news, and decides to seek out his high school sweetheart. Knightley stars as Carell’s neighbor who decides to accompany him on his journey.

Lorene Scafaria wrote the screenplay and is directing the movie. Scafaria wrote the screenplay for "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," and also has several high profile screenplay projects in development.

Production company Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Joy Gorman are producing "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," while Mandate Pictures and Indian Paintbrush are co-financing the project. Focus Features has acquired domestic distribution rights.

Here is what the casting director is seeking:

• Real-Life Couples, any ethnicity.
• Must be attractive.
• Must be between early 20's to early 30's.
• Must be comfortable kissing and making out on-screen.
• Must be available to work June 6 AND June 7, 2011 in Santa Clarita, CA.
• Can be Straight or Gay Couples.
• Scene takes place just before the world ends.
• Will be playing Restaurant Patrons.

If you fit the above descriptions and availability, please submit a candid color snapshot of you and your significant other to the following:

In the subject line of your email, put "COUPLES". Make sure to include all of your contact information. The film's writer/director, Lorene Scafaria, will be hand-picking the couples from the photos submitted.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Jeanne McCarthy
Nicole Abellera
"Seeking a Friend" Casting
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 208
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
"Seeking a Friend" Extras
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"Seeking a Friend"
Production Office
10401 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Mandate Pictures
2700 Colorado Avenue
Suite 501
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Indian Paintbrush
1660 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Anonymous Content
3532 Hayden Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232


Nathan Kahane
Nicole Brown
Kelli Konop
Jeff Sommerville
Steve Golin
Joy Gorman
Steven Rales


Lorene Scafaria


Steve Carell
Keira Knightley
William Petersen
Adam Brody
Rob Corddry


With the world ending in 26 days, everyone is living out their most debauched and outrageous fantasies. But not Dodge (Steve Carell) and Penny (Kiera Knightley). As tempting as wild parties and anarchy sound, he’s on a mission to reconnect with his first love and she’s desperate to get home to her family. With all rules out the window, their journey together sparks a love that will endure to the world’s last hour.