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“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, […]

Nina West on Getting a Surprise ‘Weird’ Casting Call and Penning a Children’s Book During Covid

For Nina West, this fall has been rather divine. The drag queen will appear onscreen Nov. 4 in her first movie, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, playing trailblazing drag icon Divine. And this week, she debuted her children’s book, The You Kind of Kind. The You Kind of Kind centers on Little Nina, who spends […]

TIFF: “Weird Al” Yankovic on the Long, Hard Road to Bring His Mock Biopic to the Big Screen

“I’m somewhere in or near Grand Rapids, Michigan,” estimates “Weird Al” Yankovic from the back of his tour bus, his signature curls trying to escape from behind headphones. The singer-songwriter was definitely heading to Toronto, where his movie Weird opened the film festival’s Midnight Madness section on Thursday. Weird, which Yankovic co-wrote with director Eric […]

‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Outlander’ and ‘WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story’ Among Panels Set for New York Comic Con

The final season of AMC’s flagship zombie drama The Walking Dead, the latest season of Starz’s time-travel period romance Outlander and Roku’s Daniel Radcliffe-starring Weird Al biopic are among the first slate of panels announced for New York Comic Con’s 2022 edition. Reedpop unveiled all three along with eight other programming events Tuesday as part of […]

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

“Weird Al” Yankovic — portrayed by a curly-wigged Daniel Radcliffe — explains the origin of his popular song parody career in the official trailer for the upcoming “biopic” Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.  “All I wanted was to make up new words to a song that already exists,” Radcliffe’s Yankovic says at one point to explain […]

Toronto Film Festival: Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ to Open Midnight Madness

  The Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness sidebar will open with Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, with Daniel Radcliffe playing the prolific musician behind humorous songs like “Eat It” and “Amish Paradise.” Eric Appel directs the biopic for The Roku Channel that also stars Evan Rachel Wood and will have a world premiere Sept. 8 […]

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 […]