EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Daniel Radcliffe tortures himself in new film What If

Jul 31, 2014 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Ever had a crush on a guy friend? Ever felt like he was catching feelings for you? What If explores the thin line between friendship and physical attraction in this romcom for the millennial crowd, starring our favorite wizard Daniel Radcliffe and the adorkable Zoe Kazan.

Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) feels burned by his previous relationships. The breakup with his last girlfriend, a fellow medical student, was so painful he dropped out of medical school because he couldn't stand to be near the woman who ripped out his heart.

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When Wallace meets the quirky Chantry (Zoe Kazan), he feels like perhaps he may have the strength to love again. There's only one problem — Chantry lives with her boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall), creating a no-love zone.

In our exclusive clip, Wallace is seeking advice from his friend Dalia (Megan Park), about whether or not to ask Chantry if she has any romantic feelings for him.

Dalia urges Wallace to open up to Chantry, telling him to examine both the pros and cons of such a conversation. Watch the clip to find out if "putting his junk inside her trunk" makes for the best- or worst-case scenario.

We think it's terribly exciting to see Daniel Radcliffe spiffed up in a suit, living in the world of Muggles and dealing with real-life problems like heartache and love. Radcliffe has really grown as an actor, unlike many child stars who grow up without honing their acting skills and simply relying on their fame. Radcliffe seems very comfortable in his own skin and has a soulful, geeky charm about him.

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In Radcliffe's next project, he does a 180-degree turn and plays Igor in a new film version of Frankenstein, also starring James McAvoy as Victor Von Frankenstein and former Harry Potter pal Freddie Fox as Finnegan.

What If opens in theaters Aug. 8.