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‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’: Watch First Full Trailer For Biopic Starring Daniel Radcliffe – Update

'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

UPDATED with full trailer and key art, 7:35 AM: It’s a long way from “I’m tired of people thinking I’m some kind of joke” to “Be as weird as you wanna be.”

Roku Channel has released the first full trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, its biopic about the comedy song parodist and his squeeze box, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as the polkafied singer. Check out the new footage above and the key art below.

Daniel Radcliffe

From his earliest attempts at “making up new words to a song that already exists” — witness “M-m-m-my bologna” — to being discovered and rechristened by Dr. Demento (Rainn Wilson) en route to the Big Time, the trailer makes stops at key points in the future multiple Grammy winner’s career. That would include a visit from the then-rising Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood). “Do I know you?” he asks. Turns out she’s “a bad influence” on the kid.

Then again, “You can never find true happiness until you can truly accept who you are.”

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month before streaming exclusively on the Roku Channel starting November 4.

Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna in ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ The Roku Channel

PREVIOUSLY, May 3: Daniel Radcliffe gets weird in the first teaser trailer of Roku‘s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story above. The feature-length comedy tells the story of the titular biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time.

Known for pastiching and parodying the works of his musical contemporaries, Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time. The biopic promises to hold nothing back and explore every facet of his life, from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon,” while touching on his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.

Yankovic and Eric Appel penned the feature, with the latter Funny or Die alum directing, after helming a short film of the same name for the production company back in 2010.

Yankovic is also producing alongside Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Whitney Hodack for Funny or Die, and Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva for Tango. Appel is exec producing with Funny Or Die’s Henry Muñoz III and Tango’s Neil Shah.




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