The first trailer for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has just been released.
The upcoming film, in which Radcliffe will play the beloved comedian and musician, began earlier this year.
Curious: The Weird Al Yankovic Story promises to follow Yankovic’s life “from rise to fame in the music industry to his love affair with celebrities,” according to the summary.
Regarding Yankovic ‘s role, Radcliffe told the Hollywood Reporter: “Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I cannot take lightly, and I am honored to finally share the story with the whole world. 100 percent. Weird Al’s depraved reality and scandalous world. “
Watch the movie trailer below:
“When my last film, UHF, released in 1989, I solemnly promised my fans that I would release a great movie every 33 years, like clockwork. I am very happy to say that we are on schedule, “Yankovic said in an earlier statement.
“And I am delighted that Daniel Radcliffe is portrayed in the film. I have no doubt that this is the role that future generations will play in his memory. ”
Radcliffe also recently revealed that Rihanna played an indirect role in her casting, saying that she covered Yankovic ‘s’ The Elements’ alongside Rihanna “baffled” on The Graham Norton Show over a decade ago.
“I guess Al saw it and said, ‘The guy could do it,'” Radcliffe said. “And he chose me. So I’m very, very lucky, and now I’ve got accordion lessons with Al. I can go to my grave with that.”
The release date for WEIRD is yet to be confirmed – you can check out a previously released image of Radcliffe in a character like Yankovic here.