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Daniel Radcliffe: What the Harry Potter Actor Did to Play ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Updated on 02/22/2022 02:40 pm

Daniel Radcliffe will always be remembered as the young wizard from the Harry Potter saga; even though he has already made many other movies and series. He and his co-stars in the 1997 film adapted from JK Rowling’s books continued their careers, separating themselves from the roles with which they became known in the industry and the world. In fact, Radcliffe just had a huge makeover for his new project.

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The actor who brought Harry Potter to life will play the comedian, actor and singer Weird Al Yankovic in the next biopic that has already started shooting. To embody the man made famous by parodies of music’s best-known hits, Daniel Radcliffe had to transform his face.

It is worth mentioning that the film will be called “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and is directed by Eric Appel, while the production will be Funny or Die. Also, the script is directed by Yankovic himself. The biopic will be released in the United States through Roku.

Al Yankovic became famous for the parodies of the best-known hits in music (Photo: AP)

WHAT IS “WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY” ABOUT?

The film will cover all the corners of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise with the hits “Eat It” (reversal and parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat it”) and “Like a Surgeon”, as well as his love affairs and his controversial lifestyle. “Weird: The Yankovic Story” ranges from his facet as a child prodigy, to the moment in which he becomes the greatest musical legend of recent times.

Al Yankovic has more than twenty albums in which he combines parodies of famous songs as well as original songs. The artist is also recognized for a very particular style that includes a long hair of curlers, an important mustache and a very colorful wardrobe.

THE TRANSFORMATION OF DANIEL RADCLIFFE

After learning that the filming of the film had already begun, images of Daniel Radcliffe characterized as the character and his transformation is really impressive.

Through a statement published by ScreenRantthe humorist noted: “When my last movie came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major movie every 33 years, on time. I am very happy to say that we are on time. And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe is playing me in the film. I have no doubt that this is the role that future generations will remember him for.”

SEE THE PHOTOS OF DANIEL RADCLIFFE AS AL YANKOVIC

Daniel Radcliffe had to transform his face to play the comedian (Photo: Daniel9340 / Instagram)
Daniel Radcliffe had to transform his face to play the comedian (Photo: Daniel9340 / Instagram)
Some images of Daniel Radcliffe characterized as the character and his transformation is really impressive (Photo: Daniel9340 / Instagram)
Some images of Daniel Radcliffe characterized as the character and his transformation is really impressive (Photo: Daniel9340 / Instagram)
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