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‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ Trailer Brings the Accordions to Daniel Radcliffe

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May 04
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story tells the tale of the world’s most famous hand-harmonica player that made a career on parodies.

Parody songwriter and master of the accordion Weird Al Yankovic is the latest pop culture icon to receive a film adaptation. The Weird Al movie will star Daniel Radcliffe in another strange and silly comedic role. Now we’ve got our first teaser trailer for the upcoming film and a much clearer look at Daniel Radcliff in the role.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

This mockumentary-biopic amalgamation is set to release some time this fall on Roku. The script was penned by Yankovic and the director Eric Appel. It’s made in partnership with Funny Or Die and Tango. Yankovic’s signature silliness permeates the film and the press surrounding it. When the project was first announced, he said:

“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.”

Synopsis

This is it, folks. The “untold true story” of one of the most infamous and salacious pop culture personalities of all time. This is gonna be a no-holds barred depiction of fame, controversy, and SPAM.

“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.”

via Roku

Cast & Crew

Daniel Radcliffe plays ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. The characters in the movie run the gamut of 1980s super stars. Even Rachel Wood will play pop icon Madonna and James Preston Rogers will play Hulk Hogan. Rainn Wilson will step in as the novelty radio personality  Dr. Demento.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story debuts on the Roku Channel the Fall.

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