The first trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story has finally graced the internet and it looks fantastic.
Written by Yankovic himself along with Eric Appel (Silicon Valley), the parody biopic aims to do exactly what Yankovic has been doing throughout his entire career by taking well-established properties and making them hilarious. This time around, it’s not the act of taking a song and changing up the words, but rather taking an entire genre of film and making it his own.
In the trailer, we see Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic throughout his rise to fame while hitting all of the traditional biopic tropes along the way. There’s child mischief in the form of being caught at a Polka party against his family’s wishes, there’s a dream discovery in front of a group of encouraging friends, the first-time performance in front of a talent scout played by Rainn Wilson (The Office), a chart-topping montage, an intense make-out scene with his celebrity love interest Madonna played by Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), drug and alcohol abuse to the point of hospitalization, and basically everything else you would expect from the genre.
To say we’re excited about this one would be an understatement.
Weird is set to hit The Roku Channel streaming service on November 4th for free!