Not the kind of news I expected but it looks like Roku’s upcoming biopic of “Weird Al” Yankovic has found its leading star. Harry Potter veteran Daniel Radcliffe has joined the project to bring the musically inclined comedian to life. The biopic titled Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, will explore every facet of his life as teased in the film’s description. Yankovic had the following to say on the casting:
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. 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.“Weird Al” Yankovic
The piece includes some fun jokes by the talent involved, such as Eric Appel, who co-wrote the screenplay with Yankovic, sharing that he was forced to hear his life story against his will and then decided it was worth telling in a movie. He’s also set to executive produce and to direct the film, which will be made available exclusively on Roku. Funny Or Die and Tango are producing the feature, which is eyeing a production start in February.
Source: Holylwood Reporter