Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan get close in the first images from The F Word
No, it’s not “the” F-word. In the case of the Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan (who was great in RUBY SPARKS) comedy, the “F” means “friend”, which can be a bad word if you’re not careful. After tackling the horror, fantasy genres, Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe knows that in order to be anything in Hollywood, you have to be able to do romantic comedy/dramas. So THE F WORD is his first attempt at proving himself a ladies man and if nothing else, he at least has an interesting premise to get him started. I think the friendship between an adult man and an adult woman is one of the most fascinating relationship dynamics, especially if one or the other wants it to be more romantic than friendly. But that dynamic really hasn’t been explored well on film. TV shows do it all the time, but it’s different when you have 13 to 24 hours and multiple years to fully develop it. Along with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the film stars Adam Drier, Rafe Spall and Megan Park. Michael Dowse (GOON) is directing the film that doesn’t have a release date, but will be debuting at Cannes.
THE F WORD is actually based off the play “Cigars and Toothpaste” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, but scripted by Elan Mastai. The official synopsis: THE F WORD. It’s not what you think. It means “Friends” as in, “Can’t we just be Friends?” Ok, it’s not an obscenity. In fact it might be one of the coolest things about us as humans. But when you’re looking for love, it’s frustrating, uncomfortable, heart-wrenching and even infuriating.