“Weird Al” Yankovic Biopic to Star Daniel Radcliffe

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Weird: The “Weird Al” Yankovic Story is a Funny or Die–produced film coming to the Roku Channel

Daniel Radcliffe and “Weird Al” Yankovic
Daniel Radcliffe, “Weird Al” Yankovic (Getty Images)

“Weird Al” Yankovic has announced that he is the writer, producer, and subject of the new biopic film Weird: The “Weird Al” Yankovic Story. Daniel Radcliffe will star as Yankovic. Eric Appel is the film’s director, co-writer, and executive producer. It’s coming to the Roku Channel and will be co-produced by Funny or Die and Tango.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

If the project sounds familiar, it’s likely because Appel wrote and directed a trailer for a fake Yankovic biopic in 2013 for Funny or Die. It starred Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul as Yankovic and it included appearances from Olivia Wilde, Gary Cole, Patton Oswalt, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Scheer, and Yankovic himself. Watch it below.

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