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Daniel Radcliffe stars as ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in first trailer for new biopic ‘Weird’

The first trailer for Weird is here, and it sees Daniel Radcliffe starring as “Weird Al” Yankovic.

In the new clip, Radcliffe rocks some huge curls and a thick mustache. The forthcoming Roku original film is set to follow the story of the beloved parody artist’s rise to fame. Today’s trailer serves as the first preview, and it sees Daniel Radcliffe on stage as Weird Al Yankovic.

“I hope you guys are ready for this,” Radcliffe says as Yankovic in the clip. Then, he performs “Like a Surgeon,” Yankovic’s 1986 play on Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”

Watch the trailer for Weird below.
 


 
Yankovic wrote WEIRD: The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Story himself alongside Eric Appel. Appel also serves as the director of the upcoming flick.

WEIRD “holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle,” a press release explains. “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.”

“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,” “Weird Al” Yankovic continues. “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.”

Read more about WEIRD here.

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