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Daniel Radcliffe to Play ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in biopic

This is one of the strangest castings…. but I have to hope the people in central casting know what they’re doing because I feel CERTAIN this is a story worth telling.

Roku has announced it’s first original movie and it’s a biopic called “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” With Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, playing the role of Al!

The official “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” synopsis from Roku reads: “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,” said Yankovic 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.”

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time and a five-time Grammy winner.