The biopic is coming exclusively to The Roku Channel
Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed to play American pop culture and music industry icon 'Weird Al' Yankovic in a biopic to be called "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story," documenting his rise to stardom and his long journey. towards him within the success of the industry.
This biopic will be directed by Eric Appel and was written together with Yankovic. Produced by Funny or Die and Tango, it will be available exclusively for free on the Roku channel, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Who is Weird Al Yankovic?
Musician and creator of parodies of the biggest hits in American music like Nirvana and Michael Jackson. Surrounded by controversy due to his parodies but still holder of a Grammy award.
“When my last movie came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major movie every 33 years, like clockwork. I am very happy to say that we are on time,” Yankovic said in a statement.
“And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe is playing me in the film. I have no doubt that this is the role that future generations will remember him for.” concluded.
The production will begin recording in February and will be recorded in Los Angeles.
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