Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Movie (2022):
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is an American musical biographical comedy film directed by Eric Appel from a screenplay by Appel and “Weird Al” Yankovic. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Yankovic, along with Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, Julianne Nicholson, Quinta Brunson, and Spencer Treat Clark in supporting roles.
The cinematography was handled by Ross Riege, editing was done by Jamie Kennedy, and music was composed by Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson. It was released on The Roku Channel on November 4, 2022.
The film received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for its humor and Radcliffe’s performance.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Weird: The Al Yankovic Story|
|Release Dates||September 8, 2022 (TIFF)|
November 4, 2022 (United States)
|Running Time||1h 48m|
Evan Rachel Wood
|Directed by||Eric Appel|
|Written by||“Weird Al” Yankovic|
|Produced by||“Weird Al” Yankovic|
|Cinematography by||Ross Riege|
|Edited by||Jamie Kennedy|
|Music by||Leo Birenberg|
|Production companies||Funny or Die|
|Distributed by||The Roku Channel|
|Box Office Collection||N/A|
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Movie Storyline (Plot/Synopsis):
The film explores every facet of Alfred Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle.
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Movie Cast and Characters:
- Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic
- Diedrich Bader as narrator Al
- David Bloom as teenage Al
- Richard Aaron Anderson as young Al
- Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna
- Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento
- Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic, Al’s father
- Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic, Al’s mother
- Spencer Treat Clark as Steve Jay
- Jack Lancaster as Jim “Kimo” West
- Tommy O’Brien as Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
- Thomas Lennon as The Accordion Salesman.
- Arturo Castro as Pablo Escobar
- Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey
- “Weird Al” Yankovic as Tony Scotti
- Yankovic also provides onscreen Al’s singing voice.
- Will Forte as Ben Scotti
- Jack Black as Wolfman Jack
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as the ER doctor
- Scott Aukerman as a police officer
- Dot-Marie Jones as Mama Bear