CBS Films has released the first What If trailer for director Michael Dowse‘s (Goon) romantic comedy. Daniel Radcliffe plays a med school dropout who strikes up a friendship with an animator (Zoe Kazan). They start to wonder if the chemistry between them outweighs her relationship with her longtime boyfriend (Rafe Spall). Adam Driver, who plays Radcliffe’s character’s friend in the picture, absolutely steals the first few seconds of this trailer, but there’s plenty to go around in the three minutes that follow. While I understand it’s difficult to inform audiences about your film and set yourself apart in the world of rom-coms, this first look gives away a tad too much of the plot for my liking. Charming nonetheless.
Watch the What If trailer below, via CBS Films.
Here’s the official synopsis for What If:
WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who’s been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? The ensemble romantic comedy costars Megan Park and Oona Chaplin.