“The F Word,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and executive produced by Pittsburgh native Jesse Shapira, has a new title and release date.
Variety reports and CBS Films confirms, on its website, the romcom has been renamed “What If” and will open in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 1 and expand during the next two weeks. That means Pittsburgh likely will get the movie Aug. 15.
Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan play friends who try to resist their obvious attraction. She’s an animator and has a longtime boyfriend, and he is a medical school dropout who hates the idea of infidelity, due to his parents’ divorce and ex-girlfriend’s affair.
I saw it in Toronto, where it had its world premiere and where it was enthusiastically received and deservedly so. It’s warm and funny and allows the “Harry Potter” star to flash a winning, comic, romantic and adult side – thanks to a brief skinny dipping scene in Lake Ontario (the movie mainly is set in Toronto).
The film is from Michael Dowse (“Goon,” “Fubar,” “It’s All Gone Pete Tong,” “Take Me Home Tonight”) and also stars Rafe Spall, Megan Park, Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis.