The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Biopic Features Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna in a First Look Photo Taken From the Set

Evan Rachel Wood is nailing it as Madonna in the upcoming film, Weird: The AI Yankovic Story. The new images along with the partial cast list were revealed by the Roku Channel and fans were in awe when they saw the True Blood actress depicting the role of Madonna.

Now, we don’t know if the screen time or the role is big enough, but being the reel-life 80s pop icon is quite an achievement. 

The Inspiration of Evan Rachel Wood Look in Weird AI 

The 80s glam, the boldness in nature, Yankovic really did pull off in casting Wood as Madonna. As for this exclusive first look, she did look quite like Madonna at first glance. If you are wondering about the inspiration behind the look, well they parodied Madonna’s iconic look “Like a Virgin” that first debuted in 1985. So, the uncanny similarities shouldn’t be surprising to you.

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

Co-written by Yankovic himself along with Eric Appel, Weird: The AI Yankovic Story is an unlikely biopic that people will see in a different light. It will take you through the life of Yankovic, his rise to fame, and becoming a worldwide star.

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The audiences will also know about his affairs and weird lifestyle but it will not be just another basic biopic. Of course, the serious facets of life will be covered but that doesn’t mean that the film will be anything less than funny.

Now, you may think how Madonna plays a vital role in this movie. Well, Yankovic parodied the song “Like a Virgin”. He changed the name of the spoof after Madonna happily agreed and named it “Like a Surgeon”. As the story will be documenting Yankovic’s biggest hits of all times, then this cannot be eradicated from history. 

Weird Al
Weird Al

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ Cast

You may have seen recent weird pictures of the Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe going viral. Well, it’s because Daniel Radcliffe will be playing the lead as the famous comedian as well as a singer. We already know that Wood is in the A-listed cast.

Now, Rainn Wilson will be playing the role of Dr. Demento, Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss will be Yankovic’s mother and father. There will be other famous faces who will join the amazing film. The full list of the cast is still a secret but as the film nears its release date, the studio will provide the entire list.

Yankovic has his own opinion to share,

When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I’m very happy to say we’re on schedule. And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film,” “I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.” 

Even Appel said, “When Weird Al first sat me down against my will and told me his life story, I didn’t believe any of it,” “but I knew that we had to make a movie about it.”

The official release date is not confirmed by the makers. But as the creators are slowly teasing pictures. Even Yankovic is taking it upon himself to give his fans a little glimpse of his biopic. According to rumors, the release is expected to happen by the end of 2023. However, this is still speculation. So, the audiences can expect to get a solid update about the release date. 

The film created a considerable amount of buzz when Daniel Radcliffe started going public with his new look. Thus, we can vouch that the production has already begun.

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