He has changed a lot since his debut in the Harry Potter saga. Daniel Radcliffe will play Weird Al, in the biopic of this very famous humorist in the United States.
If you follow Daniel Radcliffe’s career closely, here is a film you must see. Since its first steps in the saga Harry Potter, the actor made it a point of honor to choose roles diametrically opposed to the one that made him a legend. Recently, we could see him in the skin of an antagonist alongside Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock.
In the romantic comedy The Secret of the Lost City, he plays a billionaire obsessed with a priceless crown. He will go so far as to kidnap a novelist to achieve his ends.
With his new project, he changes register again and this time will ogle on the side of the absurd. In front of Eric Appel’s camera, he will play Weird Al Yankovic. Little known in France, the American singer and humorist has carved out a solid reputation on the other side of the Atlantic.
He notably made a name for himself with his parodic covers of “Like a Virgin” of Madonna. In his version, he is interested in a crazy surgeon. The clip is available on YouTube. This is also the song that was used for the trailer.
For Star Wars fans, he also paid homage to the universe imagined by George Lucas with a cover of “American Pie” by Don McLean. A gold mine of references, with costumes and haircuts of the most beautiful effect.
This fall at the cinema
The plot of Weird: Al Yankovic Story should approach the life of this artist, whom we will thus have the opportunity to discover in France. To give the answer to Daniel Radcliffe, Roku, which produces the film, has recruited some famous names of the 7th art. Thus, Evan Rachel Wood will camp Madonna.
We had already been able to discover the one who distinguished herself in the series Westworld in the shoes of the American pop icon. Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown), Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Toby Huss (Dickinson) complete the cast.
For now, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story has no release date in France. We do know, however, that the meeting will be set for next fall. You will have to keep an eye open. The least we can say is that the trailer is rather intriguing.