It’s no secret that recent hockey comedy Goon is an FSR favorite, so it’s been with great anticipation that we’ve been waiting for word about director, Michael Dowse’s next project. Fortunately for everyone, that wait is over. Variety is reporting that the director is currently at work putting together a romantic comedy called The F Word, that comes from a 2008 Black List script by Elan Mastai.
The story, which is based off of a play by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi called “Toothpaste and Cigars,” sounds simple enough. It’s about a duo of twentysomethings who meet at a party and hit it off instantly, but are faced with the task of being “just friends” because the girl is already tied up with a beau. Again, simple enough, but the intrigue comes from the casting that’s already been done.
In order to fill the roles of the two lovestruck young people, Dowse has called upon the talents of Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. Radcliffe, of course, is best known for headlining the Harry Potter franchise. His first foray outside of that mystical world was his starring role in The Woman in Black, where he somewhat ridiculously played a widowed lawyer with muttonchops. Perhaps this role as a young lover will be a better fit for the actor, and the easy transition he needs to get the public to stop thinking of him as a boy wizard.
Kazan has recently been seen in Kelly Reichardt’s bleak, pastoral film Meek’s Cutoff, and will next be hitting theaters opposite the new Nicolas Cage, Paul Dano, in the whimsical romance Ruby Sparks (which she also wrote). Presumably playing opposite a stuffy Brit like Radcliffe will prove to be a nice break after having to share scenes with that scenery-chewer.
There’s not yet any word as to who will be playing the Kazan character’s current boyfriend, but we would be remiss in not mentioning how awesome it would be if they cast Tom Felton. Sorry, Harry.