The Roku Channel has shared the first teaser trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story—the new “Weird Al” Yankovic biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film is the first original Roku biopic and will be available exclusively on the Roku Channel.
According to the hilarious release, the “Weird Al” 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.”
Yankovic is a five-time Grammy winner and is the best-selling comedy artist in history.
He achieved the first comedy album to debut at No. 1 in 2014 with “Mandatory Fun” and is one of only three artists to have top 40 hits in the last four decades.
Yankovic co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Eric Appel, who will also direct the project. The movie is produced by Funny Or Die and Tango.
“Weird” also stars Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna; Rainn Wilson as radio broadcaster Dr. Demento; and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick.
“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 said in a statement when the project was first announced in January. “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 movie will stream on the Roku Channel this fall, with no release date set yet.
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” Teaser Trailer