CBS Films announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to Michael Dowse's The F Word, which made its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival this week. The film stars Daniel RadcliffeZoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall, Megan Park, and Mackenzie Davis. CBS Films' Co-President Wolfgang Hammer and EVP of Acquisitions and Productions Scott Shooman made the joint announcement.
Directed by Michael Dowse (Fubar, Goon) from a screenplay by Elan Mastai, The F Word is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), a hopeless romantic who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. Deciding to put his life on hold, Wallace strikes up a friendship with animator Chantry (Zoe Kazan) who lives with her boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry click immediately, becoming best friends; but with the chemistry between them, can that last?
No Trace Camping's David Gross, Jesse Shapira and Jeff Arkuss produced the film along with Macdara Kelleher and André 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. The screenplay is based on the play Toothpaste and Cigars by T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi.
CBS Films Co-President Wolfgang Hammer has this to say about the acquisition.
"This is a romantic comedy for a new generation that calls to mind classics like Say Anything and When Harry Met Sally...."