Weird: The Al Yankovic story takes the stage with a new poster and release date

Grab yourself a Twinkie Weiner Sandwich and your loudest shirt, because a new poster and release date for Roku’sRoku’s Weird: Al Yankovic History is here! The film, starring Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird” Al Yankovic, premieres exclusively on Roku on November 4, 2022.

The new poster for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story depicts Radcliffe as the legendary Master of Parody wearing a red shirt and trousers. With a shock of curly hair atop his head, Yankovic gazes at the Hollywood Hills while holding his trusty accordion. Eric Appel directed the film and wrote the script with “Weird” Al Yankovic. Funny or Die and Tango produced.

Here is the official synopsis for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story:

Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story of the most incredible musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where it was a sin to play the accordion, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world famous songs a reality. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an extravagant lifestyle and pursues a notorious romance that nearly destroys him. With Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson and an A-list of thousands, their agents won’t let us reveal.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story also stars Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Spencer Treat Clark as Steve Jay, Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, Lechristopher Williams as Coolio and James Preston Rogers as Hulk Hogan.

Filming began in early February, at which point Yankovic had this to say about the upcoming project:

“Then my last film UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn promise to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I am very happy to say that we are on schedule and I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt that this is the role that future generations will remember him for.”

As a lifelong fan of Mr. Yankovic, I’m over the moon about this setup for the “Weird Al” Yankovic biopic. A look back at Yankovic’s career is long overdue, and the idea of ​​Yankovic being on the ground floor of the project is exciting. I am one of the few people who saw UHF in theaters back then, and I can’t wait to see one of my childhood heroes get the cinematic treatment he deserves.

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