Things are about to get weird this fall with Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is set to release November 4, 2022.
The announcement of the release date comes alongside a new poster featuring star Daniel Radcliffe sporting Weird Al’s signature curly mop of hair and accordion.
The film will follow the story of Weird Al in the (ahem) unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. Radcliffe portrays the rebellious Yankovic, who grew up in a family with an unconventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, on his meteoric rise to fame and superstardom.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will stream for free this fall exclusively on The Roku Channel. Earlier this year, we got a glimpse of Radcliffe in full Weird Al regalia. From his signature Hawaiian shirt to that mustache, Radcliffe checks all the boxes. Radcliffe will portray the king of parody during a time of his life where he (apparently) lived an excessive lifestyle and pursued an infamous romance that nearly destroyed him.
In May, a teaser trailer dropped that gives a glimpse into the movie and features Yankovic’s “Like a Surgeon,” a parody of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.” Radcliffe will star alongside Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna and Abbott Elementary’s Quinta Brunson as Oprah.
The film will be released in the same month as The Illustrated Al, a graphic novel illustrating Yankovic’s music. The graphic novel will work as a songbook highlighting 20 tracks from Yankovic's career. Each song will be interpreted by a different artist and arranged as a sequential comic book tale.
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