Daniel Radcliffe To Play Weird Al Yankovic In Roku's First Biopic

Daniel Radcliffe To Play Weird Al Yankovic In Roku's First Biopic

Daniel Radcliffe is taking on quite the role in an upcoming movie!

It was just announced that the 32-year-old actor will portray Weird Al Yankovic in a biopic for Roku, Variety reveals.

This will be the first original biopic for Roku, and it will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel.

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Here’s a synopsis for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story: “The biopic 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. 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,” Al shared in a statement. “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.”

Production on the film will begin in February in Los Angeles.

Weird Al is a five-time Grammy award winning comedic musician, who is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist. In 2014, his Mandatory Fun album was the first comedy album ever to debut at No 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

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