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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Biopic to be Distributed Globally as Roku Teams Up With Village Roadshow

While Weird: The Al Yankovic Story already premiered on The Roku Channel earlier this month for audiences within the U.S., U.Ok., Canada, and Mexico, it hasn’t fairly but been out there to Weird Al followers elsewhere. That’s why Roku has determined to workforce up with Village Roadshow to launch the movie internationally, per The Hollywood Reporter. Since The Roku Channel is simply out there within the international locations talked about above, one other distributor should relay the film globally through tv, streaming, and residential leisure.

The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe as ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic, the singer-songwriter identified for his parodies of in style songs, equivalent to “Eat It” (a humorous model of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”) and “Amish Paradise” (which equally parodies “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio and L.V.). While a biopic itself, it is also a satire of biopics, because the film is simply very loosely primarily based on Yankovic’s life. It’s becoming: a parody film primarily based on a parody artist.


The head of Roku Originals, David Eilenberg, has mentioned that “the film had the biggest opening weekend audience in the history of The Roku Channel,” deciding that the movie is in style sufficient to be launched worldwide. Jason Buckley, the manager VP at Village Roadshow, agrees: “We know global audiences will be just as eager to see it as viewers were in North America and the U.K… we are thrilled to partner again with the team at Roku.”

Fans exterior The Roku Channel’s market have patiently awaited the biopic to come back to their nation. When requested by an Australian fan how you can watch the film, Al Yankovic tweeted: “Roku’s working on it,” earlier than hinting at probably unscrupulous methods of watching the movie.

North American and U.Ok. Viewers Can Already Watch Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

The Roku Channel

If you reside within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Mexico, you may watch Weird: The Al Yankovic Story with a Roku TV or Roku participant. The movie opened to constructive opinions praising its humor and Radcliffe’s efficiency, who was worried he wasn’t the right fit for the role till studying the script. He initially felt like he did not look sufficient like Yankovic to painting him, however later mentioned, “it was a very easy yes” after realizing that the film wasn’t presupposed to depict a superbly correct model of Yankovic’s life, however moderately a parody of it.

The movie was directed by Eric Appel, in his first shot at directing a full-length film. The screenplay was written by Appel and Al Yankovic, with Daniel Radcliffe portraying the titular character. Acting alongside Radcliffe is Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, whereas different co-stars embrace Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, Arturo Castro, and Julianne Nicholson. The film has been out there on The Roku Channel since November 4th, after premiering on the Toronto Film Festival on September eighth. An precise date for worldwide launch is but to be confirmed.



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