Daniel Radcliffe to star in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story for Roku.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is an all-new feature film about the prolific career of Grammy-winning musician and pop cultural icon “Weird Al” Yankovic. Funny Or Die and Tango will produce and it will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel. Production on the biopic begins in Los Angeles in early February. The Roku Original film will star Daniel Radcliffe in the titular role of “Weird Al” Yankovic.
The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life.
It follows his meteoric rise to fame with early hits. It will feature “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon” to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career. from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.
“I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years. So I’m very happy to say we’re on schedule. And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”“Weird Al” Yankovic
“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time.
His 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. In addition, he is one of only 3 artists to have had their own top 40 hits in each of the last four decades. The other two being Michael Jackson and Madonna. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.