Weird Al Movie Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood Star
Daniel Radcliffe straps on his accordion as parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic in the new trailer for “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.”
“Weird” is set to premiere on Roku’s free streaming channel on November 4, but will screen a little earlier as the opening film of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness programming series on September 8. .
Billed as the “untold true story” of Yankovic, the film explores the parody musician’s life and career, including his “raunchy celebrity romances and depraved lifestyle.” A parody of the biopic genre, the film tells a more fictionalized account of Yankovic’s rise to stardom, featuring many of his early hits such as “Like a Surgeon” and “Eat It.”
In addition to “Harry Potter” star Radcliffe as Yankovic, the film also features Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna; Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey; Rainn Wilson as broadcaster Dr Demento; and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick.
“Weird” is directed by Eric Appel, who co-wrote the film with Yankovic himself. The film comes from Funny Or Die and Tango.
Yankovic is a five-time Grammy winner and the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time. Along with producing hits like “White & Nerdy” and “Another One Rides the Bus,” the comedian-singer’s 2014 release “Mandatory Fun” earned him his first No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top 200.
“When my last movie ‘UHF’ came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a great movie every 33 years like clockwork,” Yankovic said in a statement in January.
Watch the full trailer for “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” below: