First look at Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey in Daniel Radcliffe’s Al Yankovic biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ revealed. The biopic explores 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. check out the image below.
The film is directed by Eric Appel. also stars Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, Al’s father, and Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic, Al’s mother.
Yankovic, a five-time Grammy winner, is the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time. The musician’s 2014 release “Mandatory Fun” was the first comedy album in history to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Known for his trademark aloha shirts, Yankovic has produced numerous hits including “White & Nerdy,” “Another One Rides the Bus” and “Smells Like Nirvana.”
“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,” Yankovic said in a statement when the project was first announced in January.
Produced by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Whitney Hodack, Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva. The film is set to be released in the fall of 2022 on The Roku Channel. watch the trailer below,