‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Biopic Gets Release Date

Weird: The Al Yankovic Storythe upcoming biopic about the legendary song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic, will premiere exclusively on the Roku Channel on Nov. 4, the streaming platform revealed today along with an official movie poster.

The film, which has fv Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic, was announced in early 2022. A trailerthe soundtrack of the classic Madonna parody “Like a Surgeon” and featuring Radcliffe shredding on Yankovic’s signature harmonica, was released in May.

Yankovic co-wrote Weird: The Al Yankovic Story with director and producer Eric Appel. The film will cover his childhood, his rise to fame in the mid-80s and his various showbiz (mis)adventures. The film will also star Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as radio broadcaster Dr. Demento, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as the singer’s parents.

‚ÄúThen 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’m very happy to say that we’re on schedule,” Yankovic said in a statement. “And I’m 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.”

Yankovic is the best-selling comedy recording of all time, with six of his albums going platinum or multi-platinum. He has won five Grammy Awards during his nearly 40-year career, scored two Top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (1984’s “Eat It” and 2006’s “White & Nerdy”) and scored a No. 1 album with his latest LP, 2014’s Mandatory fun.

Watch the teaser trailer for ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

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