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“Weird Al” Yankovic Says Warner Bros. Turned Down His ‘Harry Potter’ Parody Request

“Weird Al” Yankovic has parodied everything from theme songs for beloved franchises like Star Wars to iconic rap songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Still, one title he never got to revamp is “Hedwig’s Theme,” the Harry Potter theme song, but that wasn’t for lack of trying. While promoting his biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, the […]

Roku Enlists Village Roadshow to Sell ‘Weird’ Internationally

For their biggest original film to date, the “Weird Al” Yankovic parody biopic Weird, Roku has enlisted Village Roadshow to help sell the film internationally. Village Roadshow Entertainment Group will oversee the sale of television, streaming and home entertainment rights to Weird in all global markets, excluding the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Latin America. The […]

“Weird Al” Yankovic on How Daniel Radcliffe Was Able to “Capture the Spirit” of His Character in ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

“Weird Al” Yankovic and Daniel Radcliffe are big fans of each other. While promoting his new biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, the award-winning artist got candid about why he wanted to recruit the Harry Potter actor to play him, saying he had the “right energy for it.” “I’m a big fan of Dan’s. He […]

Daniel Radcliffe on Going ‘Weird’ in His Post-Potter Career, Picking Roles “On the Basis of What Seems Fun”

In the spring of 2020, two films starring Daniel Radcliffe came out, almost back-to-back.  In Escape From Pretoria, he played Tim Jenkin, the real-life anti-apartheid activist and former political prisoner who in 1978 was part of a daring and successful breakout — using secretly made wooden keys — from a South African jail.  In Guns Akimbo, […]

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ Review: Daniel Radcliffe in Infectiously Silly Biopic Parody

Mr. Yankovic himself co-writes the very untrue story of his life for Eric Appel's pic, which premiered at Toronto and is set to air on Roku.

Daniel Radcliffe and Accordions Get Big Applause at the ‘Weird’ TIFF Premiere

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story opened the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival, where hopeful audience members started lining up over two hours before the midnight screening at the Royal Alexandra Theater, some in their best Hawaiian-print shirts and curly wigs. There were also at least two accordions spotted in the line. […]

“Weird Al” Yankovic Reacts to ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Reference to Him

[This story contains spoilers from the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things.] “Weird Al” Yankovic is getting some more love from Stranger Things. In the long-awaited fourth season of the Netflix sci-fi series, which debuted Friday, the legendary comedian is referenced during a cafeteria scene between high school pals Dustin Henderson and Mike Wheeler — played by Gaten […]

Daniel Radcliffe Transforms Into “Weird Al” Yankovic in First Trailer for Roku Biopic

Daniel Radcliffe, wig and all, is set to shred on the accordion as “Weird Al” Yankovic in the upcoming biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.  Roku closed out its NewFronts presentation Tuesday at the Chelsea Factory in New York City with the first trailer for the biopic. It was introduced via video by Yankovic, who is currently […]

Daniel Radcliffe Says He Landed “Weird Al” Role Due to Novelty Song He Performed for Rihanna

Daniel Radcliffe recently learned that “Weird Al” Yankovic was impressed by a novelty song that he performed over a decade ago, although it’s less clear how Rihanna felt about it. The Harry Potter star visited The Tonight Show on Friday, where host Jimmy Fallon asked about Weird, the biopic for the Roku Channel in which the […]

Daniel Radcliffe Dons Hawaiian Shirt in First Look at “Weird Al” Biopic

The Hawaiian shirt, curly mop of hair and accordion are all there in the first-look image of Daniel Radcliffe in character as “Weird Al” Yankovic. Radcliffe stars as the five-time Grammy winner in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. With the first-look image, Radcliffe offered a statement: “Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that […]

Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in Biopic

“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 […]

‘Animation Outlaws’: Film Review

Kat Alioshin's doc 'Animation Outlaws' celebrates the long-running showcase that introduced young Americans to future animation stars.