Keywords: Daniel Radcliffe, Biopic, Weird Al Yankovic.

Via @JoePCunningham comes this extremely important news.

“Weird Al” Yankovic— the prolific musician behind humorous songs like “Eat It” and “Amish Paradise”— is getting the biopic treatment with help from Daniel Radcliffe.

Radcliffe will star as the five-time Grammy winner in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. The description for the film says it “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.”

It’s going to be exclusively on… the Roku Channel, which is somehow perfect. And if you’re wondering how they got Daniel Radcliffe, I can only imagine that it’s because he wanted the role. One of the more entertaining things about Radcliffe is how much he enjoys doing whatever movie he damn well feels like doing. Hopefully they get Weird Al Yankovic to dub his songs, though. Or maybe they’ll get Radcliffe to dub one of Al’s. That’d be funny, too.

Moe Lane

PS: Of course I’m going to see this. I’d go see it in theaters.


7 thoughts on “Keywords: Daniel Radcliffe, Biopic, Weird Al Yankovic.”

  1. “torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle”

    So it’s a fake bio of a real person — that’s even better.

    1. I don’t think we can necessarily guess *what* it is before it lands. It might be an honest biopic with a weirdly skewed narrator. It could be… I mean, It’s Weird Al and Daniel Radcliffe, exclusive to *the Roku channel*. Those guys? They’ve got a “go have fun, and we’ll happily sell the result” mandate.

      1. Just to be clear where I’m coming from… I have never been involved with any sort of streaming device or streaming channel. At all. In any way. This news? *I* am seriously considering buying a Roku. They’re like 30 bucks, right?

        What’s this going to look like? Whatever Yankovic and Radcliffe want it to. Full stop.

        1. @sanityfaerie: Our TV has the Roku built in.

          @Moe_Lane: Just finished “Decisions”. Trippy as always. 🙂

        2. It certainly has a lot of possibility.
          Roku is around 30 to 50 bucks, depending on the model. We got one last year, and I’d say I’ve watched more television since we got it than I had in several years prior (even from before when we dropped cable). It’s close to what I’d imagine à la carte cable would be.

  2. So you’ll have an English actor playing a musician born in Downey? I suppose Radcliff will have to learn to both play accordion and Polka.

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