The well-known song parodist Weird Al is creating his own version of a music biography.
Weird With his outrageous and funny song parodies throughout his career, Al has certainly lived up to his moniker. However, with the release of his own music biography, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, starring Daniel Radcliffe, you can finally learn more about what made him so peculiar.
Hollywood has made it a tradition to make biopics of renowned musicians, with recent examples being Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Ray Charles’ Ray, Aretha Franklin’s Respect, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Elton John’s Rocketman, and Elvis Presley’s This Is It (Elvis). Now, Weird Al’s own true story will be made into a movie. What is known about Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is listed below.
Weird Al, who is best known for his accordion playing, rose to fame with his pop culture spoofs and won five Grammy Awards since first becoming well-known in the late ’70s. According to the plot summary, Weird Al and director Eric Appel’s film follows the “greatest musician of our time” as he rebels against his “traditional upbringing when playing the accordion was a sin” and realises his dream of adding lyrics to hit tunes. He is referred to as a “sex symbol,” a “instant success,” and someone who gets involved in a relationship with a particular Queen of Pop that “almost destroys him.” Now that (tvacute.com) we’ve cleared up any confusion, let’s move on to the information you need to know about Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
Who is on the Weird: The Al Yankovic Story cast list?
Daniel Radcliffe, a former Harry Potter actor, will play the silly Al Yankovic against Madonna portrayed by Evan Rachel Wood. In the meantime, the film also stars Julianne Nicholson as Weird Al’s mother, Rainn Wilson as his father, Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, and Julianne Nicholson as renowned radio host Dr. Demento.
Does Weird: The Al Yankovic Story have a trailer?
The Weird: The Al Yankovic Story teaser, which debuted on Monday, August 29, gives a small preview of what to expect from this satirical biography. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, the first trailer for the biopic, has generated buzz for its depiction of the satirical musician’s early years and ascent to prominence. The teaser, which centres on Radcliffe, even depicts a bad connection between Weird Al and Madonna—something that never actually occurred. But who better to parody even his own life than the King of Parody? View the trailer below.
When will the film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story debut?
On September 8, 2022, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and on November 4, 2022, it will be made available on The Roku Channel. A streaming service that is free and ad-supported is The Roku Channel.