Film & TV
Daniel Radcliffe To Play “Weird Al” Yankovic In Upcoming Biopic
Daniel Radcliffe is set to play five-time Grammy Award winner “Weird Al” Yankovic in the upcoming biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
Deadline reports that the new film, co-written by Yankovic and director Eric Appel, will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel. Producing with Yankovic are Mike Farah, Joe Farell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva.
The new picture will explore the life of Yankovic and his rise to fame as a comedy musician, while also delving inside the more depraved aspects of his lifestyle.
“When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I’m very happy to say we’re on schedule,” said Yankovic.
“And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film.” He joked, “I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”
Radcliffe is known globally for his role as the titular Boy Who Lived in the Harry Potter franchise. The now 32-year-old actor has gone on to star in features such as The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Swiss Army Man, and Jungle.
Production on Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles next month.
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