'Weird Al' Yankovic Biopic To Have World Premiere In Toronto

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The “Weird Al” Yankovic biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month.

TIFF announced Thursday that Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will open its Midnight Madness program on Sept. 8 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

“Oh man,” Yankovic tweeted. “I can’t wait to see this thing on a big screen in front of a live audience!!”

Yankovic wrapped up an eight-city Canadian tour earlier this week with two shows in Toronto.

Directed by Eric Appel, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is scheduled to debut on The Roku Channel in November. It is described as “the true untold story” of the curly-haired musician behind parody songs like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon.”

When the project was announced in January, Yankovic said in a release: “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.”

A teaser trailer for the flick was released in May.

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