Filming begins this month in Los Angeles.
The movie is set in the close future — but as proof that this is not a young adult movie, it's not a dystopian future. It is, however, a bleak future: In it, humanity's last days are at hand, and Dodge, played by Carell, meets Penny, played by Knightley.
According to Focus, as Dodge's and Penny's lives converge, "the two spark to each other and their outlooks — if not the world's — brighten."
Lorene Scafaria, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of the 2008 "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," wrote and is directing the movie.