Eric Appel directed Weird: The Al Yankovic Story from a screenplay he co-wrote with the film’s subject, “Weird Al” Yankovic. With Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, and Julianne Nicholson in supporting roles, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic. It will be available on The Roku Channel in the fall of 2022.In an upcoming biopic, the Harry Potter star will play the iconic comic recording artist.
The Release Date for The ‘weird Al’ Movie Has Been Set
Since Weird: The Al Yankovic Story began filming on February 10, 2022, the release date has been scheduled for March 23, 2010. The video will be available on Roku in the near future.
“Weird Al” met with filmmaker Eric Appel about his life tale, which Eric stated to Deadline that he “didn’t believe any of,” but that he “knew that [they] had to make a movie about it.”
Al Yankovic’s biopic “promises to hold nothing back and explore every facet of his life, from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon,’ while also touching on his torrid celebrity love affairs and notoriously depraved lifestyle,” according to the outlet.
The Cast of The ‘weird Al’ Movie
Al Yankovic will be played by Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), and Madonna will be played by Evan Rachel Wood.
The Westworld actress captioned a shot of herself on set dressed as the Queen of Pop, saying: “The secret has been revealed!
In @therokuchannel’s WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story with Daniel Radcliffe, I’m having WAY TOO MUCH FUN playing the iconic Madonna.”
Rainn Wilson, Toby Russ, and Julianne Nicholson are among the cast members, according to Yankovic.
Is There a Trailer for The Upcoming “weird Al” Film?
There is no trailer for Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story yet because filming is still going on.
For the time being, we’ll have to settle for a picture of Radcliffe wearing a curly wig and a Hawaiian shirt. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.
In the Biopic, Daniel Radcliffe Plays “weird Al” Yankovic
The Hollywood Reporter stated on January 18, 2022 that Daniel Radcliffe would play “Weird Al” Yankovic in the Roku-exclusive biopic.
“Daniel Radcliffe will play me in the film, which I am ecstatic about. I’m confident that this is the character that future generations will remember him for “According to The Hollywood Reporter, Al remarked.
The official Funny or Die Twitter account gave a first peek of the 32-year-old in character on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, along with a statement from the actor himself.
Daniel explained, “Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a great responsibility that I don’t take lightly.” “It gives me great pleasure to finally share with the world the unequivocally real account of Weird Al’s wicked and scandalous existence.”
A false trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a biographical drama film produced by Eric Appel and starring Aaron Paul as artist “Weird Al” Yankovic, was released by Funny or Die in 2010.
Yankovic, Olivia Wilde, Gary Cole, Mary Steenburgen, and Patton Oswalt were among the other co-stars in the three-minute trailer.
A actual film with the same name was announced on January 18, 2022, with Daniel Radcliffe set to play the title character. Appel directed and executive produced the picture, which was based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Yankovic. “When Weird Al first sat me down against my will and told me his life narrative, I didn’t believe any of it, but I knew we had to make a movie about it,” Appel said in a statement.
According to Radcliffe, his performance on The Graham Norton Show in November 2010, in which he sang Tom Lehrer’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was a highlight of his career “”I guess Al saw that and was like, ‘This guy might get it,'” he says of his casting in “The Elements” in front of Colin Farrell and Rihanna. As a result, he chose me.” Paul was supposed to make a cameo appearance in the film, but he got COVID-19 during filming and was unable to do so.
On February 10, 2022, principal photography in Los Angeles began. Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, and Julianne Nicholson were announced as cast members in March. On March 4, Radcliffe completed his scenes after sixteen days of filming. After an eighteen-day shoot, filming ended on March 8, 2022.