Opens: June 22
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody
Genre and rating: Sci-fi–comedy, R
Plot: After his wife leaves him at the news of an imminent collision with a world-destroying asteroid, Dodge (Carell) sets out to reunite with his high school sweetheart, accompanied by a pretty British neighbor.
Spin: This is the directorial debut of Lorene Scafaria, a New Jersey–born screenwriter who toiled for years before getting her first big credit with 2008’s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. She’s at work on several projects and is part of Fempire, an informal group of female screenwriters that includes Diablo Cody (Juno) and Liz Meriwether, creator of the hit series New Girl.
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