Roku has lastly produced the initially trailer for Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story, its biopic about “Weird Al” Yankovic, and—at the chance of shocking you so really hard that your heart might legitimately stop for a second—the total issue is… form of a joke. Whaaat? The biopic staying produced by Roku about “Weird Al”? A joke?!
Indeed, we can barely feel it either, but it is true. The major gag of the trailer is that it’s striving to trick you into considering it is a Madonna motion picture, showing a screaming live performance audience as extraordinary achievements flash on the monitor, adopted by an opening riff that is certainly “Like A Virgin” (due to the fact what else could it be?), and then the massive expose that it is not a topless Madonna onstage but a shirtless rockstar variation of “Weird Al,” as performed by Daniel Radcliffe for some cause.
That casting can make a little extra perception now that we have noticed this trailer, which is quite explicit about the fact that this will be a heightened comedy variation of Yankovic’s existence, alternatively than the grim and gritty Funny Or Die edition that Aaron Paul starred in yrs in the past. Speaking of, that movie was termed “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” which is the exact same title that Roku is essentially likely with, and help you save for a subplot about an alcoholic Yankovic acquiring arrested and his dad currently being played by Gary Cole, the two trailers are weirdly related. (Weirdly, get it?)
Of system, that’s simply because they are both functioning in the similar biopic parody space, so it’ll be fascinating to see these jokes stretched out into a element-size movie. Strange will be offered to stream on the Roku Channel this tumble, supplying people of us with an Apple Television or a Hearth Adhere or normal cable a several months to figure out how to get the Roku Channel.