Daniel Radcliffe gets weird in new trailer for 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'

Daniel Radcliffe is getting weird in the new official trailer for the upcoming "Weird Al" Yankovic biopic. The new trailer for "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" dropped on Monday, featuring Radcliffe as the famed quippy singer. Radcliffe -- with his curly brown mop of hair, wire-rim glasses and bushy mustache -- is almost unrecognizable.

"My whole life all I wanted was to make up new words to a song that already exists," Radcliffe, as Yankovic, says in the trailer. From there, the trailer takes off -- chronicling the bizarre rise of Weird Al, including a hook-up scene with Madonna (played by Evan Rachel Wood).

Just how much of this movie is a "real" biopic? The short answer is: almost nothing. No, Weird Al didn’t sleep with Madonna, and no, he didn’t have a drinking problem, ever. As true Weird Al aficionados know, what makes Weird Al so weird among “rock stars,” is that he’s wholesome AF. The whole point of WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story is to create a twisted and hilarious version of Weird Al’s real biography.



Although the overall point of WEIRD is to be an intentionally over-the-top, utterly fictitious account of Weird Al’s (Daniel Radcliffe) rise to fame, there are some broad aspects of the retelling of Al Yankovic’s life that are truthful in spirit. 

The film, which also features Quinta Brunson as Oprah Winfrey and Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, was first announced in January and will premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will then be available to stream for free on The Roku Channel on November 4.