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Gurls, and we have another biopic… Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in Biopic


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by Anonymousreply 28May 3, 2022 9:29 PM

Daniel isn't ugly enough.

by Anonymousreply 1January 18, 2022 2:12 PM

Oh God. The "gurl" troll is back doing everything it can to make us all call each other "gurls."

Go away.

by Anonymousreply 2January 18, 2022 2:22 PM

Weird Al's like 6 feet tall and Daniel's a munchkin.

by Anonymousreply 3January 18, 2022 2:26 PM

That is so laugh out loud random. Thank you, OP.

But then, Daniel is no stranger to weird roles, like playing a multi functional dead corpse in Swiss Army Man.

by Anonymousreply 4January 18, 2022 2:28 PM

Bad choice. Jesse Eisenberg would have been much better.

by Anonymousreply 5January 18, 2022 2:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 2:29 PM

Roku Channel, lol

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 2:29 PM

Daniel's too short and too hot! But it could be interesting.

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 2:34 PM

Weird Al Yankovic is like a 21st century version of Tiny Tim.

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 2:45 PM

It's easier to make short actors look tall than vice versa. And easier to make an attractive person ugly than vice versa.

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 2:48 PM

God, Daniel and his acting by numbers.

by Anonymousreply 11January 18, 2022 4:11 PM

This is a biopic that is screaming not to be made. What would it be - just a series of copies of the original videos (most of which parody artists no one remembers).

by Anonymousreply 12January 18, 2022 4:19 PM

As long as they make him look a little goofy and give him the hair, I don’t think this is a case where the disparities in appearance will be distracting.

Weird Al is only 6’ feet, so his height isn’t defining. I thought he was taller, but may have been conflating him with Howard Stern.

by Anonymousreply 13January 18, 2022 4:23 PM

[quote]As long as they make him look a little goofy and give him the hair, I don’t think this is a case where the disparities in appearance will be distracting.

Exactly. This is Hollywood, this is what they do: cast conventionally good looking people to play "real" people. No one wants to spend two hours watching a dead ringer of Yankovic, especially one who was cast for looks and not talent.

Given that, this is actually good casting. Radcliff is a good actor and with the right hair, makeup and wardrobe, he can nail this.

by Anonymousreply 14January 18, 2022 6:22 PM

R14- A PERFECT example of this is The Queen on Netflix. ALL of the actors/actresses playing the Royal family whether in the 1950's , 1960's, 1970's or the 1980's were FAR more attractive than the real versions of them.

by Anonymousreply 15January 18, 2022 6:24 PM

Is Al dead?

by Anonymousreply 16January 18, 2022 6:30 PM

This is very random, but then so is Weird Al.

by Anonymousreply 17January 18, 2022 6:33 PM

R5 Jesse Eisenberg has zero charisma. He is the antithesis of Weird Al.

by Anonymousreply 18January 19, 2022 12:03 AM

I was hoping his “Ricky” would show up during the closing credits of We Were The Ricardos.

by Anonymousreply 19January 19, 2022 1:20 AM

Forgetting Danny for a moment, how is Weird Al significant enough to have a biopic?

by Anonymousreply 20January 19, 2022 1:28 AM

It's on the Roku TV service R20. It can't be that hard to get one.

by Anonymousreply 21January 19, 2022 1:42 AM

Did DanRad ever stop drinking? Does he still have his Harry Potter money?

by Anonymousreply 22January 19, 2022 1:57 AM

Saw this the other night

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by Anonymousreply 23January 23, 2022 4:03 PM

I think this is less a case of "this life was significant," R20, than "this will be great as a movie." Think about it, it's a story that intersects with a lot of actually significant artists. In the right hands, Yankovic could be a Gump-esque figure with all these unlikely cameos from much bigger artists and stars that he parodied. He's also grown in popularity, especially with younger generations. This could be huge.

by Anonymousreply 24January 24, 2022 6:54 PM

I love D-Rad and I love Weird Al. This is brilliant casting!

by Anonymousreply 25January 26, 2022 11:47 PM

New trailer released:

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by Anonymousreply 26May 3, 2022 8:09 PM

Article with details

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by Anonymousreply 27May 3, 2022 8:10 PM

Glad it's a satire of a biography and not serious

by Anonymousreply 28May 3, 2022 9:29 PM
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