Daniel Radcliffe to Play ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in Biopic

Daniel Radcliffe is set to play #WeirdAl in 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

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Daniel Radcliffe is set to play WeirdAl in 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel

See latest videos, charts and newsYankovic and Eric Appel penned the screenplay, with Appel directing the film and executive producing. Funny Or Die and Tango are producing the feature, which begins filming in Los Angeles in early February. (Funny or Die, Yankovic, Appel produced a fake trailer in 2010 for 

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story that saw Aaron Paul star as Yankovic.)The feature will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel.“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,” said Yankovic. “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.”

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Daniel Radcliffe cast as 'Weird Al' Yankovic in upcoming biopic movie'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel courtesy of Funny or Die, according to reports. 'I'm 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,' said Yankovic.

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Daniel Radcliffe cast as 'Weird Al' Yankovic in upcoming biopic movie'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel courtesy of Funny or Die, according to reports. 'I'm 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,' said Yankovic.

Weird Al Yankovic See latest videos, charts and news Yankovic and Eric Appel penned the screenplay, with Appel directing the film and executive producing. Funny Or Die and Tango are producing the feature, which begins filming in Los Angeles in early February. (Funny or Die, Yankovic, Appel produced a fake trailer in 2010 for  Weird: The Al Yankovic Story  that saw Aaron Paul star as Yankovic.) The feature will be available exclusively on The Roku Channel. “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,” said Yankovic. “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.” Added Appel: “When Weird Al first sat me down against my will and told me his life story, I didn’t believe any of it, but I knew that we had to make a movie about it.” “There clearly aren’t enough biopic movies about famous musicians and we were excited to shine a light on the incredibly true, unexaggerated story of Weird Al,” said Colin Davis, Roku’s head of original scripted programming. “This is sincerely the ultimate combination of talent, creativity, and friends, coming together to make something genuinely funny and we could not be prouder to call this film a Roku Original.” Radcliffe, who is repped by the U.K.’s ARG and Felker Toczek, will next be seen in the Paramount comedy  The Lost City , starring opposite Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. This story was originally published by