Watch: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in First Trailer for Michael Dowse’s ‘What If’


May 29, 2014 | Posted By In Videos | 3433 Views


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Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan test the blurred lines between friendship and romance in the first trailer for Michael Dowse‘s Toronto-set romantic comedy “What If.”

Based on the play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, “What If” follows Wallace (Radcliffe), a Medical school dropout whose bad luck of repeatedly ending up in failed relationships takes a new turn when he meets and forms an instant connection with Chantry (Kazan), the cousin of his friend Allan (Adam Driver). The catch? Chantry already has a boyfriend named Ben (Rafe Spall), which puts the two new friends at a dilemma of whether to cross the line or not.

While romantic comedies starring a pair of witty 20-somethings in love triangles aren’t exactly new territory, the trailer has a fresh and infectious charm to it. It also helps that Radcliffe and Kazan seem to have pretty natural chemistry together. I also have to add that I love the Toronto setting as the backdrop — but I admit that I’m a bit biased on that part since it’s my hometown!

Also starring Mackenzie Davis and Megan Park, “What If” — which is titled “The F Word” in Canada — is slated for a limited release on August 8. You can check out the film’s first trailer below!

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Alfonso Espina is a Toronto-based freelance writer and graduate of the Journalism program at Ryerson University. He has written for The Huffington Post, Tribute Magazine, Next Projection, Pop Wrapped, MuchMusic, Flicks And The City, and Screen Invasion.