Daniel Radcliffe looks unrecognizable as he makes shocking transformation into ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic for new biopic

DANIEL Radcliffe looked completely unrecognizable as he stepped out in full “Weird Al” Yankovic costume, including a large curly wig, mustache, and wild patterned shirt.

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story is set to premiere on Roku.

Daniel Radcliffe was unrecognizable as he was spotted on set of the Weird Al biopicCredit: BackGrid

The actor is known best for his role in the Harry Potter films

The actor is known best for his role in the Harry Potter filmsCredit: Getty

The Harry Potter star was spotted on the set of the upcoming biopic on Sunday.

As reported by People, Roku announced that Daniel was cast as Al in January.

In the same release, Roku detailed the film and Al said that he’s “absolutely thrilled” that the British actor will be playing him in the film.

“I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for,” the comic said of the casting decision.

Over the weekend, Daniel was seen walking around the set in Los Angeles wearing a large curly wig, sporting a mustache and wearing a wildly patterned shirt.

He carried a phone in one hand and a beverage that appeared to be coffee in the other.

Fans were shocked at how unrecognizable Daniel looked as he stepped into the role.


Another user added: “He looks like Daniel Radcliffe wearing a Weird Al Halloween costume. I love him though.”

“Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al is giving me life today,” a third person wrote.


Al has been making parodies of popular songs since his teens.

He’s remade songs by prolific artists, including Michael Jackson, The Offspring, and more.

The musician is the highest selling comedy recording artist of all time.

He’s also a five-time Grammy winner.

Colin Davis – head of original scripted programming at Roku – joked: “There clearly aren’t enough biopic movies about famous musicians.”

He added that Roku was excited “to shine a light on the incredibly true, unexaggerated story of Weird Al.”

“This is sincerely the ultimate combination of talent, creativity and friends, coming together to make something genuinely funny and we could not be prouder to call this film a Roku Original,” he said in the release.

The film began production early this month.

It’s unclear when it’s set to premiere.

Roku’s official synopsis for WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story reads: “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.

“‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.”

Al Yankovic said in a January release he's 'thrilled' with Daniel's casting

Al Yankovic said in a January release he’s ‘thrilled’ with Daniel’s castingCredit: Getty

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story will premiere on Roku

WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story will premiere on RokuCredit: AFP

The film's release date hasn't been announced yet

The film’s release date hasn’t been announced yetCredit: BackGrid

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