With this pretty interesting casting news, I’m sure we’re all thinking the same thing- can Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter“) actually play the accordion?! Because that’s a pretty important piece of the puzzle when someone gets cast as Weird Al Yankovic.
Radcliffe was revealed this morning to be starring in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” an original coming to The Roku Channel from Funny or Die.
“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. And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film,” Yankovic said of the news. “I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”
Yankovic co wrote the script with Funny or Die’s Eric Appel. Appel will direct. (Fun fact- he also directed the 2013 short of the same name and same…premise?)
Production is expected to kick off in February 2022, with a release date planned for sometime after that.