Daniel Radcliffe nails it as “weird” Al Yankovic in the singer’s upcoming biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Watch the first trailer of the film below.
Daniel Radcliffe is unrecognizable as “Weird Al” Yankovic
Daniel Radcliffe We had a double take.
In the nearly three-minute clip for the film, which was co-written by Weird Al and Eric, Daniel is seen sporting Weird Al’s signature look, complete with a curly wig, thick mustache, big glasses and his infamous Hawaiian shirt.
“I’m tired of people thinking I’m some kind of joke,” he begins in the trailer. “All my life, all I wanted was to create a new sound for a song that already existed.”
From there, viewers get a glimpse of Weird Al’s rise to stardom, beginning with “My Bologna,” his 1983 parody of The Knack’s 1979 hit “My Sharona.”
The trailer teases with Weird Al’s steamy romance madonnawho are acted by Evan Rachel WoodThis time the “Material Girl” singer shows up at Weird Al’s house, asking him to parody one of her biggest hits.
“I was wondering if you were going to parody my song, ‘Like a Virgin?'” she asked, as she approached the actor seductively. When Weird Al questions whether the song is “autobiographical,” she replies, “Yeah, except I had a lot of sex.”
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