Amidst all the apocalypse panic and speculation sweeping the world, somewhere between the Mayan 2012 peeps and that internet preacher guy that says the world is kaput this coming Saturday, lies Steve Carell. That is to say, the Steve Carell/Keira Knightley indie dramedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," where the two stars play neighbors trying to find his childhood sweetheart before an asteroid makes mincemeat out of Earth, is amassing many followers (read: co-stars).
The Playlist says Melinda Dillon (a.k.a. hot mom from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"), Melanie Lynskey ("Two and a Half Men" neighbor), genius stand-up turned Pixar rat Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller (the sarcastic guy in "Cloverfield"), "Human Giant" funnyman Rob Huebel, Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights"), and Mark Moses (Duck on "Mad Men") have all drank the film's Kool-Aid.
This comes on the heels of our report yesterday that William Peterson, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, and Gillian Jacobs had also heard the Gospel of Steve and were climbing onboard his Ark (no, wait, that was "Evan Almighty") to greet the end of days in the first film from "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" writer Lorene Scafaria.
So what do all these folks know that we don't? Did Carell leave "The Office" because he'd done enough episodes to reap huge syndication profits, or because he's an ACTUAL prophet come to save us from our wicked ways?