The Al Yankovic Story Poster


A new poster has arrived for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Coming to The Roku Channel in November, where it will be free to stream for everyone to enjoy, the film features Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the role of “Weird Al” Yankovic. The poster features Radcliffe on the stage, rocking out with his accordion as his adoring fans cheer him on. It’s a small sneak peek at how the film delves into Yankovic’s rise to fame in the 1980s, though the comedy movie, which also serves as a spoof of other musician biopics, takes some embellishments with the parodist’s backstory.

“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,” the real “Weird Al” said when the project was officially announced. “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.”

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was originally created as a parody trailer for Funny Or Die in 2010; that video, which went viral, featured Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul as the famed parodist. Eric Appel, who directed the parody trailer, serves as the director for this new feature film adaptation as well. He also wrote the screenplay with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Yankovic produced with Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva.

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Evan Rachel Wood Also Stars as Madonna

Along with Radcliffe in the lead, the film also stars Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna. It would seem that her role in the film is significant as Wood and Radcliffe are the only actors’ names billed on the new poster. Also featured are Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Spencer Treat Clark as Steve Jay, and Dot-Marie Jones as Mama Bear.

The synopsis for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is as follows:

The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘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.”

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will start streaming for free on The Roku Channel on Nov. 4, 2022.