Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff are scoring the romantic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The movie stars Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley as two neighbors who embark on a road trip to find the former’s high school sweetheart before an incoming asteroid ends all life on Earth. William Peterson, Adam Brody, Connie Briton, Melanie Lynskey , T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Rob Huebel, Lindsay Sloane and Gillian Jacobs are co-starring. The film is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (screenwriter of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) who makes her directorial debut on the project. Steve Golin (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Babel) & Joy Gorman of Anonymous Content and Steven Rales (Moonrise Kingdom) & Mark Royba (Doubt, Shaft) of Indian Paintbrush are producing. Focus Features has picked up domestic distributions rights for the film and a release in 2012 is expected.

Simonsen is best known for his collaborations with composer Mychael Danna on projects including the indie hit (500) Days of Summer and Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, as well as his music for last year’s drama All Good Things starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. Sadoff’s credits include this year’s Jason Sudeikis-starring comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and the 2007 drama Good Time Max starring Jason Franco. As previously reported, Simonsen also has the teen comedy LOL coming up. He also scored the indie comedy The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best written and directed by Ryan O’Nan who also stars in the movie as a failing singer-songwriter who decides to hit the road with a self-appointed music revolutionary and rediscovers his love for life and music. The cast also includes Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel, Melissa Leo, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Jason Ritter and Wilmer Valderrama. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September. While no distribution deal has been announced yet, Rhino Records has has acquired rights to release the soundtrack.