CBS Films has acquired the U.S. rights to
Michael Dowse’s “The F Word” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the company announced. The film made its premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival this week where Indiewire enjoyed the chemistry between the two stars.
on the play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi,
“The F Word” tells the story of medical school dropout Wallace
(Radcliffe) who finds himself repeatedly unlucky in love. He strikes up a
friendship with an animator named Chantry (Kazan) who, as a result of
having a boyfriend, keeps Wallace in the dreaded “Friend Zone.” But as
per usual in many romantic comedies, friendships between men and women
tend to veer into sexual tension the longer they attempt to avoid it.
is a romantic comedy for a new generation that calls to mind classics
like ‘Say Anything’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ said CBS Films
Co-President Wolfgang Hammer in a statement.
Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park and Mackenzie Davis round out the supporting cast. “The F Word” was produced by No Trace Camping’s David Cross, Jesse
Shapira and Jeff Arkus with Macdara Kelleher and Andrew Rouleau.
Michael Dowse, Bryan Gliserman, Mark Costa, Ford Oelman, Marc Stephenson
served as Executive Producers, along with Patrice Theroux and Bryan
Gliserman for Entertainment One, who co-financed the film.
Rena Ronson at
UTA Independent Film Group and attorney Jamie Feldman negotiated the deal with