Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are set to make an intriguing onscreen couple in new indie romantic comedy “The F Word”, according to Variety.
The F here stands for “Friend”, with Radcliffe playing a young man determined to remain “just friends” with the girl he likes (Kazan). That may prove to be easier or more difficult, depending on your perspective, when she reveals she’s already in a relationship with someone else. Based on the play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, Michael Dowse will direct from a 2008 Black List script by Elan Mastai. Filming is scheduled to begin o August 15th in Toronto.
“Harry Potter” himself may seem the most unlikely of indie stars, but he’s had a pretty good post-”Potter” run so far with films like low budget horror “The Woman in Black” and the upcoming Beat generation biopic “Kill Your Darlings”, in which he plays Allen Ginsberg. After “The F Word” he will star in sci-fi/fantasy thriller “Horns.”
Kazan, meanwhile, should feel right at home in this quirky indie comedy genre as the writer and star of Fox Searchlight’s upcoming “Ruby Sparks” (which we really liked). She’s currently filming another offbeat indie rom com, “The Pretty One”, opposite “New Girl” star Jake Johnson, and has wrapped up Joss Whedon-scripted sci-fi romance “In Your Eyes.”