Daniel Radcliffe plays weird Al Yankovic in a film on his life.Daniel Radcliffe plays weird Al Yankovic in a film on his life.

There will be a film based on the life of Weird Al Yankovic, with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) playing Weird Al. That is all there is to it. That’s all there is to it.

Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story, which will premiere on the Roku Channel soon, will recount the story of the Grammy-winning singer, comedian, and overall freak in his own words. The film, which Yankovic co-wrote, promises to “hold nothing back,” “exploring every part of Yankovic’s life, from his stratospheric climb to stardom with early songs like Eat It and Like a Surgeon to his torrid celebrity love relationships and famously filthy lifestyle.”

Alfred Matthew Yankovic, born in California in 1959, went from being a DJ to recording comedic songs parodying successes like Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” (the aforementioned Eat It, a hit in 1984 partly thanks to a video heavily aired on MTV).

Yankovic and Eric Appel co-wrote and directed the biopic. Funny or Die is the studio behind it.

Roku devices and other smart TVs and home entertainment equipment can access the Roku Channel.

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