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A-list actor looks unrecognisable playing 'Weird' Al Yankovic – do you know who it is? | The Sun

THERE is something weird about Daniel Radcliffe as he transforms into his latest role.

The actor, 33, who rose to fame aged 12 playing Harry Potter, donned a curly wig and smoked a cigarette for his role as American singer “Weird Al” Yankovic in the parody biopic.

In one scene the singer and accordion player, who made a career out of parodying hit songs, meets Madonna, played by Evan Rachel Wood, before the pair are seen passionately kissing.

The film, which is titled Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, is set for release via The Roku Channel on November 4 and follows his rise to fame with hits including Eat It and Like A Surgeon.

An earlier trailer for the film shocked fans when Daniel paraded his new ripped gym-honed physique.

When he's not half-naked, Daniel wears colourful Hawaiian shirts and even gets into a scrap.


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The biopic, co-written by Weird Al himself, tells the story of the five-time Grammy winner whose parody songs include Eat It and White and Nerdy.

The trailer is sound-tracked by his track Like A Surgeon, a playful take on Madonna's Like A Virgin.

According to a press release: "The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like Eat It and Like a Surgeon to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle."

Daniel also commented that it's a role he relished playing.

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"Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I don't take lightly," he told People. "And I'm honoured to finally share with the world the absolutely 100 percent unassailably true story of Weird Al's depraved and scandalous life."

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