Daniel Radcliffe To Star In Romantic Comedy ‘The F Word’

Little did we know that only one year after the “Harry Potter” series released its final film, Daniel Radcliffe would have moved on to romantic comedies.

But that’s exactly what the young Brit is planning, according to Variety. The trade is reporting that Radcliffe has joined the cast of the upcoming romcom “The F Word” alongside “Ruby Sparks” star Zoe Kazan.

Before you start thinking that Radcliffe’s head has gone straight to the gutter, the titular “f” word is supposed to be “friend,” as in Kazan’s character only thinks of him as a friend. The movie follows Radcliffe’s character after he falls for Kazan but has to hide his romantic feelings from her until she feels the same way.

“Goon” helmer Michael Dowse is directing “The F Word”. It’s based on the play “Cigars and Toothpaste” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi.

We’re glad that Radcliffe is making such a departure from his typical films with this movie. He’s already proven to us off-camera that he has a wicked sense of humor and also a great sense of levity, but onscreen he’s only gone darker since “Harry Potter” with “The Woman in Black.” “Kill Your Darlings,” which has wrapped filming, was also a drama, albeit a romantic one, so we’ll be excited to start hearing more about “The F Word” when production gears up in August in Toronto.

Kazan, on the other hand, has made a career of starring in indies. She had a brief stint in “Bored to Death” back in 2010, but next will star opposite Paul Dano, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas as the titular character in “Ruby Sparks.” She also just wrapped the Joss Whedon-penned film “In Your Eyes.”

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