We've got a pretty big update to our story from earlier today about Gillian Jacobs joining Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The film starts production today in Los Angeles, and to mark the occasion distributor Focus Features has issues a press release announcing a ton of other new names in the cast. Among the new faces are Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton, Win Win's Melanie Lynskey, Cloverfield's T.J. Miller, and stand-up and all-around hilarious person Patton Oswalt. Here's the section from the press release that gives you the full lineup, including the names we already knew about:

Confirmed as joining the two lead actors in the cast are – in alphabetical order – Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Adam Brody (Damsels in Distress), Roger Aaron Brown (The District), Tonita Castro (The Sarah Silverman Program), Rob Corddry (Mandate’s Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay), two-time Academy Award nominee Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Rob Huebel (Human Giant), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Derek Luke (Focus’ Catch a Fire), Melanie Lynskey (Focus’ Away We Go), T.J. Miller (Cloverfield), Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives), Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara), William Petersen (CSI), Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses), and Bob Stephenson (Jericho).

Because this is a road trip movie, in which Carell and Knightley's characters team up to find Carell's long-lost love before the world ends, it seems possible that all of these actors will actually fit into the cast. But still, director Lorene Scafaria will have her hands full, especially since she's making her directing debut with this original script that she also wrote. Scafaria's previous credit writing Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist already gave me really high hopes for how this might turn out, and the amount of familiar faces and favorite actors signing on for this cast makes it look all the more promising.

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