Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood gave pitch-perfect performances as Weird Al Yankovic and Madonna respectively in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” It’s a parody musical biopic but here’s the surprising part – it has a lot of heart! And that’s largely to these two actors and writer/director Eric Appel.
I spoke with both Radcliffe and Wood about the making of the movie, how they channeled Weird Al for Radcliffe and Madonna for Wood, and what they hope for viewers to get after watching the film.
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” is exclusive streaming on The Roku Channel for free starting November 4th.
Eric Appel makes his feature directorial debut with “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” based on a Funny or Die short that he directed twelve years earlier. He co-wrote the script with the man himself, Weird Al Yankovic, and he is blessed in landing Daniel Radcliffe in the title role and Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna. The actors are fantastic!
I laughed out loud a lot and the film even made me tear up a bit! For reals!
See for yourself when “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” premieres on The Roku Channel for free on November 4th.