The first teaser trailer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story has dropped featuring Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al.”
As expected, the Roku Original biopic looks…well…weird, but we shouldn’t expect anything less when it comes to Yankovic.
When the film was first announced in January, Yankovic said in a statement, “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.”
Yankovic co-wrote the film with Eric Appel, who will also direct the film. Appel said in his own statement, “When Weird Al first sat me down against my will and told me his life story, I didn’t believe any of it, but I knew that we had to make a movie about it.”
WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story is expected to hit the Roku Channel this Fall, but an exact release date is not currently known.