“Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliff strapped himself with an accordion on a new trailer of film, “Weird : The Al Yankovic Story.”
“Weird” is set to release on Roku’s on Nov. 4, but it will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness programming series on Sept. 8.
Daniel Radcliffe portrays “Weird” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him.
In this trailer, Radcliffe with his curly brown mop of hair, wire-rim glasses and bushy mustache, made an amazing transition. Besides Radcliffe as Yankovic, the film also boasting a wonderful cast, Evan Rachel Wood(“Westworld”) as Madonna; Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) as Oprah Winfrey; Rainn Wilson(“The Office”) as broadcaster Dr. Demento; and Julianne Nicholson(“I, Tonya”) and Toby Huss(“Halt and Catch Fire”) as Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nic
“Weird” is directed by Eric Appel, who co-wrote the film with Yankovic himself. The film comes from Funny Or Die and Tango. Yankovic is a five-time Grammy winner, has sold more than 12 million albums and recorded more than 150 parodies and original songs, and performed more than 1,000 live show.