It’s been years in the making, but Weird: The Al Yankovic Story biopic is finally a reality. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Yankovic, and he claims he won the role because of a 2010 talk show appearance while he still played Harry Potter. Regardless, 2022 brings fans the definitive cinematic version of Yankovic’s career, and the Weird: The Al Yankovic Story release date is right around the corner.
When does ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ come out?
Fans waited nearly a decade to see Weird come to fruition. Funny or Die produced an Aaron Paul-starring short in 2010 and shared it on its YouTube channel in 2013. No, we finally get to see the finished product in early September.
The absolutely-shredded Radcliffe makes his public debut in the Hawaiian shirt and accordion at the Toronto International Film Festival. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story makes its world premiere during TIFF’s opening night on Sept. 8, 2022, as part of the Midnight Madness portion of the festival, the The Wrap.
The movie’s broad release comes on Nov. 4, 2022, when it starts streaming on the Roku Channel. Neither Roku nor Funny or Die announced a theatrical release as of early August, but that could change the closer we get to November.
Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ cast
Radcliffe seemingly locked down the lead role as “Weird” Al Yankovic more than a decade before the movie’s late 2022 release. In addition to the Weird release date, we know a bit about the solid supporting cast joining him.
Evan Rachel Wood plays Madonna, while Rainn Wilson from The Office is Dr. Demento, the radio host who gave Yankovic’s music its first wide exposure. Julianne Nicholson (I, Tanya) and Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire) play Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick, respectively.
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) as Oprah Winfrey, James Preston Rogers (Righteous Gemstones), and Lechristopher Williams as Coolio play some of Yankovic’s celebrity acquaintances.