Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Trailer Shows Daniel Radcliffe Transformed into the Famed Musician
Al Yankovic released the first trailer to the upcoming biopic film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story that will see Daniel Radcliffe transformed into the famed musician. The Roku original film will tell the story of the life and career of the Grammy Award-winning comedy musician whose famous parodies have gone on to become hit songs. The filming wrapped back in March and the musician has taken to social media to give fans the first tease of what’s to come.
A first look image had already been released showing Radcliffe in full character in the iconic threads Yankovic is known for but with the trailer, we get to see the entire character come to life in living color as Radcliffe depicts Yankovic’s performances and persona. Radcliffe is most famously known for the Harry Potter franchise but he has shown off his comedy chops before in numerous interviews, Saturday Night Live, Guns Akimbo, and the comedy series Miracle Workers.
The trailer kicks off with the parody of Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin,” cleverly titled “Like a Surgeon” and we even see her portrayed in the film by Evan Rachel Wood. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is directed by Eric Appel who penned the script alongside Yankovic. The film also stars Julianne Nicholson, Rainn Wilson, and Toby Huss.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is set to release this Fall on The Roku Channel, although a specific release date has yet to be confirmed. Check out the teaser trailer below:
Source: Al Yankovic