F Word

Remember last week when we were saying Daniel Radcliffe was starring in two movies set to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall? Well, now it's three. In addition to Kill Your Darlings and Horns, Michael Dowse's rom-com The F Word has also been added to the TIFF line-up, listed under "Special Presentation." It's also listed as the World Premiere for the rom-com, which is slated for a 2014 release.

The photo above shows us Radcliffe and his F Word co-star Zoe Kazan seated together at a diner as two friends might do. Radcliffe's Wallace falls for Kazan's Chantry right away, but she has a boyfriend that she lives with, which puts Wallace firmly in the friend zone, or the titular "F Word" as it were. Of course, their chemistry cannot be denied and things eventually begin to develop from there. Looking at the photo that's included on the TIFF listing, it's easy to want to draw comparisons to a very memorable scene in one of the best romantic comedies of the genre:

When Harry Met Sally

And if you think about it, the premise of The F Word also seems a bit similar to When Harry Met Sally, which centered on a man and a woman who spend most of the film as friends, while they see other people throughout the story. Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not The F Word manages to capture anything close to the kind of chemistry, humor and heart When Harry Met Sally offered. But it certainly has a lot going for it, including Goon director Michael Dowse, as well as stars Radcliffe and Kazan, Girls scene-stealer Adam Driver.

Radcliffe talks a bit about the premise of The F Word in this MTV video interview below.

As mentioned, Radcliffe has two other movies screening at TIFF this year. Kill Your Darlings will star Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in the film, which is described as a dynamic portrait of the Beat generation. Meanwhile, like The F Word, Horns will also have its world premiere at TIFF. While love is also among the themes of that one, the adaptation of Joe Hill's novel is much darker in tone, centering on a guy who's wakes up a year after his girlfriend's brutal murder to find he's grown a set of horns, which allow him to draw the deepest, darkest confessions from people. What's great about these three promising films being linked by TIFF is that it sounds like all three of them could showcase Radcliffe's range, since the tone of the movies and the roles sound vastly different. It'll be exciting to see what kind of buzz is generated for all three of them when the festival gets going next month.

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