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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Harry Potter star on his way to film new Irish rom-com

HARRY Potter hero Daniel Radcliffe is jetting into Dublin to film a new Irish production.

The former child star (23) will take part in a new rom-com movie adaptation of a play.

The film, called The F Word, centres around a boy and a girl, Wallace and Chantry, who meet at a party and instantly click.

However, their relationship is doomed because Chantry has a long-term boyfriend. And so they decide to become friends -- the so-called 'F Word'.

Zoe Kazan (right) and Rafe Spall are heading up the cast, which is being described as a cross between Lost In Translation and Before Sunset.

The play, Cigars And Toothpaste by TJ Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, was originally part of the Fringe Festival. The movie version has received funding from the Irish Film Board.



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Dublin-based Fastnet Films are behind the production, which is being directed by Michael Dowse, and is currently in the middle of a six-week shoot in Toronto.

The cast and crew are set to relocate to Ireland for three days from September 26.

Macdara Kelleher (The Other Side Of Sleep) will produce for Fastnet alongside Canadian producers Sheep Noir Films and No Trace Camping.

Daniel (23) is now focusing on more serious drama in the wake of the Harry Potter series.

Amazingly, he recently said he wasn't entirely sure he wanted to be an actor.

He said it wasn't until the third movie, the Prisoner Of Azkaban, that he knew he had made the right career move.

clairemurphy@herald.ie

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