After being associated to Harry Potter all his life, Daniel Radcliffe shall now be associated with Weird Al. The actor is going to star as Al Yankovic in the upcoming biopic movie ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’. It’s about the Grammy winning musician and creative genius, Weird Al. It will be the first ever movie on The Roku Channel.
Tango and Funny or Die are producing the movie, with Yankovic himself as the co-writer of the movie. Eric Appel is also the co-writer as well as the director of the movie.
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
“The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life. From his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career. From gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.”
While talking about the movie, Al Yankovic shared that he is so excited about the movie. He’s especially happy with Daniel Radcliffe playing him:
“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. 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.”
The Roku’s Head of Original Scripted Programming, Colin Davis, also shared excitement about this new project:
“There clearly aren’t enough biopic movies about famous musicians and we were excited to shine a light on the incredibly true, unexaggerated story of Weird Al. This is sincerely the ultimate combination of talent, creativity, and friends, coming together to make something genuinely funny and we could not be prouder to call this film a Roku Original.”
The movie is definitely going to be a worth a watch because ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is one of the biggest-selling and most popular comedy recording artist of our generation. He has won Grammys for his music almost five times.
His album ‘Mandatory Fun’ was number one at the Billboard’s Top 200 in 2014. The production for the upcoming movie will commence in February of this year.
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