Film lovers have seen music biopics of all stripes, from severe movies like Stroll the Line, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Elvis, to parodies like Stroll Laborious: The Dewey Cox Story. The Roku Channel’s upcoming flick, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, positively falls extra on the aspect of parody even supposing Al Yankovic is fairly actual and fairly bizarre. Nonetheless, it wasn’t till the first trailer dropped that we noticed simply how weird this one is going to get.
Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is headlining the movie as Weird Al Yankovic, and the film’s model of parody is to play all the things straight even when it’s utterly ridiculous. To that finish, Al’s need to take preexisting songs and rewrite them into parody tunes is handled as a dramatic impediment standing between Al and fame and fortune. Equally, Al’s revelatory expertise with My Sharona results in the divine creation of his musical parody, My Bologna.
Admittedly, we’re not absolutely conscious of each element that has ever occurred in Weird Al’s life. However we’re pretty sure he didn’t have a torrid love affair with Madonna on the top of her ’80s fame. Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wooden is taking part in the Materials Lady, and she will’t maintain her fingers off of Weird Al. That’s how it’s a fantasy!
Rainn Wilson additionally stars within the movie as Dr. Demento, with Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey, Spencer Deal with Clark as Steve Jay, James Preston Rodgers as Hulk Hogan, John Regan as Mark Mothersbaugh, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, and Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic. The true Weird Al Yankovic additionally pops up alongside Will Forte as file executives within the film.
Eric Appel directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Weird Al. The Roku Channel will premiere Weird: The Al Yankovic Story on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition on September 8, 2022. Roku Channel subscribers will then be capable to watch the movie on November 4.