Radcliffe Joins Zoe Kazan in ‘The F-Word’
Though I personally will always think of him as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has been steadily moving away from his wizarding past. Since Harry Potter, he’s become most known for the drama Equus and the horror movie Woman in Black. Now he’s taking an entirely different turn by accepting the lead in a romantic comedy.
In this case, the f-word is “friend,” as in “friend-zoned.” The plot’s pretty simple: Boy meets girl, girl’s already met another boy. The boy (Radcliffe) and the girl (Zoe Kazan) are introduced at a party and hit it off but must keep their emotions in check because the girl’s already in a committed relationship. The film will be directed by Michael Dowse and is based off T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi’s play “Toothpaste and Cigars.”
I’m not a big fan of romantic comedies — usually words like “realistic” and “memorable” don’t pop up in connection to them — but I am intrigued by the casting choice. Radcliffe’s incredibly talented but we’ve never seen him as just a boy in love before. There’s usually something darker going on in what he does. As for Zoe Kazan, she’s pretty familiar with the genre. She was Tammy Greenwoood in I Hate Valentine’s Day and Gabby Adler in It’s Complicated. No word yet on who will play her character’s boyfriend in The F-Word, but Reel Movie Nation will keep you updated.
What do you guys think? Will this be a step up in Daniel Radcliffe’s career or a step in the wrong direction?
Happy Birthday, Daniel! He turns 23 today (July 23rd, 2012).