The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic biopic WEIRD, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has debuted its first full teaser.
After having its world debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) the following week, the movie, whose full title is WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, will be made available on The Roku Channel on November 4. (September 8).
The best-selling comedic recording artist of all time is Weird Al Yankovic, who is renowned for pastiching and parodying the works of his musical contemporaries.
The biography promises to chronicle every aspect of his life, from his early years to his spectacular ascent to stardom with early songs like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon,” as well as his infamously promiscuous lifestyle and his tumultuous celebrity relationships.
After creating a short film of the same name for the production firm back in 2010, Yankovic and Eric Appel wrote the screenplay for the movie, which was directed by the latter Funny or Die veteran.
The movie, which claims to trace Yankovic’s life “from his ascent to stardom in the music industry through his famous love relationships,” stars the Harry Potter actor as the adored comic and musician.
Together with Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva for Tango, Yankovic is also producing. Together with Neil Shah of Tango and Henry Muoz III of Funny Or Die, Appel is executive producing.
The latest clip, which comes after a teaser trailer released earlier this year, features Radcliffe as “Weird Al” when he writes “My Bologna” and develops a romance with Madonna (played by Evan Rachel Wood).
“Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I don’t take lightly, and I’m honoured to finally share with the world the absolutely 100 per cent unassailably true story of Weird Al’s depraved and scandalous life.” Daniel told an interviewer.