The Roku Channel has released the trailer for its upcoming original movie “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”, which documents the artist’s rise to fame as well as his “torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle”.
Directed by Eric Appel from a script he co-wrote with Yankovic himself, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as the frizzy-haired, mustachioed parody artist, who is a five-time Grammy winner and the best-selling comedy artist of all times.
The cast also includes Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna; Rainn Wilson as radio broadcaster Dr. Demento; and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick.
The trailer features Yankovic in various moments of his life and career, on stage, during concerts, as well as in less pleasant situations. One of the scenes shows him bare-chested on a stage, taking a swig from a bottle and then spitting it in the air. In another scene, when he asks “Anyone got an accordion?”, people around him hand him three accordions.
The song used in the trailer is Madonna’s hit single “Like A Virgin“.
The movie will stream on the Roku Channel this fall, with no release date set yet.