A new poster has arrived for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Coming to The Roku Channel in November where it will be free for all to enjoy, the film features Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the role of “Weird Al” Yankovic. The poster shows Radcliffe on stage, playing his accordion as his fans cheer him on. It’s a sneak peek at how the film delves into Yankovic’s 1980s rise to fame, though the comedy flick, which also serves as a spoof on other musician biographies, has a few embellishments with the backstory. of the parodist.
“When my last movie ultrahigh frequency came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major movie every 33 years, like clockwork. I’m so happy to say we’re on time,” the real “Weird Al” said when the project was officially announced. “And I’m absolutely thrilled to be played by Daniel Radcliffe in the movie. I have no doubt that this is the role that future generations will remember him for.”
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was originally created as a parody trailer for Funny Or Die in 2010; that video, which went viral, featured breaking bad star Aaron Paul as the famous parodist. Eric Appel, who directed the trailer for the skit, is also serving as director for this new film adaptation. He also wrote the script with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Yankovic produced with Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva.
Evan Rachel Wood also plays Madonna
Along with Radcliffe in the lead, the film also stars Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna. It would seem that her role in the film is important since Wood and Radcliffe are the only names of the actors that appear in the new poster. Also appearing are Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Spencer Treat Clark as Steve Jay, and Dot-Marie Jones as Mama Bear.
the synopsis of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story It is as follows:
The biopic hides nothing and explores every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his steamy celebrity love affairs and famous style of depraved life. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly incredible journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to greatest musical legend of all time.”
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will begin streaming for free on The Roku Channel on November 4, 2022.