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.
Based 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.
"This 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. Hartley Gorenstein, Michael Dowse, Bryan Gliserman, Mark Costa, Ford Oelman, Marc Stephenson also 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 CBS Films.