Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Comedic ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Biopic for Roku

Daniel Radcliffe is established to star in the title role of “WEIRD: The Weird Al Yankovic Story” for Roku, the enterprise declared on Tuesday. The movie will focus on the prolific career of the Grammy-winning musician and pop cultural icon.

Created by Funny Or Die and Tango, “WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story” is Roku’s first initial biopic. Production for “WEIRD” will begin in Los Angeles in February. The movie will be obtainable solely for cost-free on The Roku Channel.

“WEIRD: The Weird Al Yankovic Story” is created by Al Yankovic & Eric Appel. Appel will also immediate the movie and is an govt producer. Yankovic makes, alongside with Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Whitney Hodack for Funny Or Die, and Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva for Tango. Amusing Or Die’s Henry Muñoz III and Tango’s Neil Shah are government producers. 

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For each the film’s formal description: “The biopic retains very little back again, checking out each and every side of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celeb really like affairs and famously wicked life-style. ‘WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story’ requires audiences on a actually unbelievable journey by Yankovic’s lifetime and career, from gifted youngster prodigy to the finest musical legend of all time.”

“When my past motion picture UHF arrived out in 1989, I built a solemn vow to my admirers that I would release a key movement image each 33 several years, like clockwork. I’m quite content to say we’re on schedule. And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the movie. I have no question whatsoever that this is the part foreseeable future generations will bear in mind him for,” Yankovic stated in a statement.

Henry Muñoz III, Humorous Or Die Chairman and executive producer said: “I am fired up that my to start with venture as the proprietor of Amusing Or Die Studios is to assistance deliver the tale of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to the screen. Unusual Al is a comedian genius and his effect on pop tradition, his mastery of the music video clip, his award-successful music and his outstanding life are a excellent suit for the gifted producers at FOD. We are honored to companion with Roku, Tango and our director Eric Appel on this significant movie. Strange has brought together a unusual and fantastic group of inventive persons, to explain to the tale
of a guy who has manufactured men and women snicker and sing across the entire world.”

“Weird Al” Yankovic is a five-time Grammy winner and the finest-offering comedy recording artists ever. He landed the initial comedy album #1 debut in 2014 with “Mandatory Fun” and is a person of just 3 recording artists to have top rated 40 hits in all of the previous 4 a long time.