Weird: The Al Yankovic Story teaser trailer has Daniel Radcliffe shredding on an accordion

by Natalie Kiser

Pump up your fat suit and get ready to head to the hardware store because the first Weird: The Al Yankovic Story teaser has arrived! Prepare yourself to see the legendary “Weird Al” Yankovic like never before when Daniel Radcliffe steps into the musician’s hightops for a brand-new biopic.

In the Weird teaser, we find a ripped Radcliffe taking us through various stages of Yankovic’s storied career, from his days of singing in a bathroom for Dr. Demento to becoming a true master of the art of parody. The film will screen on The Roku Channel.

Produced by Funny or Die and Tango, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story explores the prolific career of Grammy-winning musician and pop culture icon “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Weird teaser, Daniel Radcliffe, Weird Al Yankovic

Per the project’s official description, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story “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.”

Yankovic and Eric Appel penned the screenplay for the film, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic. Filming began in early February, at which point Yankovic had this to say about the upcoming project:

“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, 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.”

As a life-long fan of Mr. Yankovic, I am over the moon about this setup for the “Weird Al” Yankovic biopic. A look back on Yankovic’s career is long overdue, and the idea of Yankovic being on the ground floor of the project is exciting. I’m one of the few people who saw UHF in theaters back in the day, and I can’t wait to see one of my childhood heroes get the film treatment he deserves.