The first official teaser trailer for the upcoming original film Roku. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story came out, singling out Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role of the cult artist.
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A first look at the film gives fans a glimpse of Radcliffe as Yankovic on stage, as well as some footage of Yankovic’s rise to success throughout his career.
Judging by the tone of the trailer, it looks like this movie will at least take the story somewhat seriously, although there do seem to be some comedic moments, such as when Radcliffe’s Yankovic calls for an accordion and is promptly presented with a handful.
Watch the trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story below:
«The biopic hides nothing, exploring every aspect of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to stardom with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’, to his tumultuous celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.» says the synopsis. “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story takes viewers on a truly incredible journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.»
The film will be directed by Daniel Radcliffe.Harry Potter movies) as a titular pop culture icon, Office veterinarian Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Julianne Nicholson (Easttown mare) as Mary Yankovic, Toby Huss (Stop and ignite) as Nick Yankovic and Golden Globe nominee Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna.
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Directed and executive produced by Eric Appel from a script he co-wrote with Yankovic. It is produced by Funny Or Die and Tango. The producers are Yankovic, Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Whitney Hodak for Funny Or Die, and Tim Headington, Leah Buman and Max Silva for Tango. Henry Munoz III of Funny Or Die and Neil Shah of Tango are also set to serve as executive producers.
This is the second collaboration between Yankovic and Appel, as they already released the trailer for Funny or Die for Yankovic’s biopic eight years ago. The trailer stars Aaron Paul, Olivia Wilde, Gary Cole, Mary Steenbergen and Patton Oswalt.