Daniel Radcliffe is portraying pop parody legend “Bizarre Al” Yankovic within the upcoming biopic titled “Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story” coming to The Roku Channel. On Jan. 18, Yankovic confirmed the thrilling information by way of an announcement to Leisure Weekly. “When my final film ‘UHF’ got here out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my followers that I might launch a serious movement image each 33 years, like clockwork. I am very completely satisfied to say we’re on schedule,” the five-time Grammy-winning parody musician mentioned. “And I’m completely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe shall be portraying me within the movie. I’ve little question in any respect that that is the position future generations will keep in mind him for.”
On March 2, Roku introduced that Evan Rachel Wooden has additionally joined the movie to painting pop icon Madonna. The streamer shared a first-look photo of Wooden in character by way of social media, with a caption that reads, “First look 🌟 Evan Rachel Wooden is becoming a member of Daniel Radcliffe in #WEIRD: The @AlYankovic Story because the one and solely Madonna!”
Produced by Humorous or Die and Tang, the movie’s screenplay shall be written by Yankovic and Eric Appel, who can even direct the biopic. It should stream solely free of charge on Roku with manufacturing starting this month. On Feb. 19, Radcliffe was seen dressed as Yankovic on the set of the upcoming movie donning an extended curly wig, mustache, and printed shirt. And, on Might 3, the teaser trailer dropped displaying Radcliffe absolutely reworked as Yankovic as he screams on stage whereas enjoying an accordion. “What can I say, I am stuffed with surprises,” he says within the clip.
Forward, see Radcliffe’s transformation as Yankovic within the teaser trailer!