This week saw the release of a new trailer for the new film The Weird Case of Al Yankovic, the upcoming American biographical comedy directed by Eric Appel and cowritten by Weird Al Yankovic and starring Daniel Radcliffe. Yankovic. The film will launch on Roku and stars Radcliffe alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss and Julianne Nicholson.
“…’Strange: The Al Yankovic Story’ takes viewers on a truly incredible journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time…”
“…from his meteoric rise to stardom with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his tumultuous celebrity romances and notorious depraved lifestyle…”
In 2010, Funny or Die released a fake trailer for The Strange Case of Al Yankovic, a biographical drama film directed by Eric Appel and starring Aaron Paul as musician “Weird Al” Yankovic. Additional partners in the threeminute trailer included Yankovic, Olivia Wilde, Gary Cole, Mary Steenbergen and Patton Oswalt.
On January 18, 2022, a real film of the same name was announced starring Daniel Radcliffe. The film was directed and executive produced by Appel from a script he cowrote with Yankovic.”
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