Filming began in February in Los Angeles, and the lead role was entrusted to Daniel Radcliffe.
The pop-culture legend Weird Al Yankovic, who is originally from the Balkan area, received his biographical film.
Filming for “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” began in February in Los Angeles, and the lead role was entrusted to Daniel Radcliffe, who everyone remembers for his role as Harry Potter.
A trailer has now been released in which we can see Radcliffe in the role of a famous showman.
The film covers Yankovic’s life, “from his rise and fame in the music industry to his love affairs with celebrities”, it is stated in the press release. – “I was absolutely delighted that Daniel Radcliffe played me in the film. I have no doubt at all that this is a role that future generations will remember him for” – said Yankovic.
The premiere date of the film “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” has not been announced yet.
Weird Al Yankovic was born in America, but his ancestors are from the Balkan area, more precisely, his father is a Serb. He is known in America as a singer, parody performer, producer, and actor, and because of his humor, he became a legend of pop culture.
He gained immense popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, when he made parodies of many worlds hits, such as “Beat It” (“Eat It” in his version) and “Bad” (“Fat” in his version) by Michael Jackson, “Gangsta’ Paradise” (in his version “Amish Paradise”).
His big fan was Michael Jackson, while Dave Grohl from “Nirvana” said that the band finally succeeded after Al recorded “Smells Like Nirvana”.
He personally called Kurt Cobain to ask permission to record a parody and when he agreed he asked him: “Parody will not be about food?”. Yankovic replied: “No, it will be about the fact that no one can understand your texts.” Cobain later described Yankovic as a “musical genius”.