The recently announced Weird: The Al Yankovic Story has already gotten its first trailer and will apparently be hitting the Roku Channel later this year.

In this short but sweet display, the film’s star Daniel Radcliffe wields an accordion, rocks Weird Al Yankovic’s signature curls and mustache, and performs in various venues large and small while the trailer plays his classic Madonna parody “Like A Surgeon.”

The film, which is co-written by Eric Appel and Weird Al and directed by Appel, depicts the singer and comedian at the highs and lows of his career, already showing some elements of chaos like Radcliffe downing liquor shirtless in character as Al, and a clip of him getting attacked and retaliating in what looks like a restaurant setting.


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Radcliffe has performed some musical roles in the past, including as the lead in a Broadway revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, but he’s mostly not known as a singer. Radcliffe revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a video of him performing the “Elements Song” on The Graham Norton Show “next to Colin Farrell and a very bemused Rihanna,” convinced Weird Al that Radcliffe could pull off the part.

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