The first trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was published online. To get the masses ready, Weird Al released a sneak peek for his upcoming biopic, which included the first footage of Daniel Radcliffe as the protagonist.
In the eight-second trailer, Radcliffe is seen in a montage of various situations, each featuring him with a wig that imitates Weird Al’s luscious tresses. Check out the video for yourself below.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) August 28, 2022
The biopic was co-written by Yankovic and Eric Appel, who also directed the film. It will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel, produced by Funny or Die.
“When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I’m very happy to say we’re on schedule,” Yankovic previously said of the film. “And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”
“It was honestly one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done,”Previously, Radcliffe stated to GMA about playing Yankovic.
“If you can’t have fun making the Weird Al movie, what are you doing with your life? I’m really excited for people to see it. He’s the best. I know everyone says this about him, but it’s so lovely to meet somebody that you look up to and you know as a hero to so many people, and to have them just be kind and fun and sweet. I can now go to my grave saying that I’ve had accordion lessons with Weird Al.”
The official description for the film, as supplied by the Roku Channel, reads:
“Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird ” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him. With Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, and an A-list cast of thousands their agents won’t let us reveal.”
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