Any guy who's ever hardcore crushed on a girl, sparked up a decent rapport with her, then found out she already has a boyfriend knows how, like the band Cake once sang, "Friend is a four-letter word."
Now it looks like Harry Potter himself is keeping his relationship with Ginny Weasley on the downlow as Vulture reports wizarding thesp Daniel Radcliffe shall pine for Zoe Kazan in the new indie rom-com "The F Word" (the "F" stands for friendship).
This stab at another "(500) Days of Summer"-style sleeper hit revolves around single Wallace (Radcliffe) and unavailable Chantry (Kazan), two 20-somethings who meet and dive headfirst into the most intimate, cozy friend zone of all time: movies, long phone calls, shopping, camping, skinny-dipping. You name a frustrating non-sexual scenario, they're doing it, and the suspense comes from whether they can ride this platonic free-for-all to the end or wind up "Harry and Sally-ing" each other.
Michael Dowse, who made the well-received Canadian hockey comedy "Goon," will direct from a script by Elan Mastai (based on the play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi), which made the Black List of top unproduced scripts way back in 2008 and almost got going a few years ago with Casey Affleck in the lead before it went through the Hollywood version of blue balls: development hell.
It's great to see Radcliffe making a serious effort to get away from the fantasy genre, and between this and the horror shocker "Horns" he just might be able soar to new career heights… on a Nimbus 2000! Typecast forever, Mr. Potter!