The comedy biopic Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story was launched final week to rave critiques. Critics are having fun with it, and followers are liking it much more. Bizarre Al Yankovic has been a staple within the music trade because the ‘80s and has an enormous fanbase worldwide, so a film in regards to the star is sure to do nicely, however Yankovic and the movie’s director, Eric Appel, took a threat with this story. The “biopic” is extra of an embellished what-if story, imagining a wilder Yankovic with the checkered previous of a rock star, as an alternative of the delicate true story of a household man who everybody loves, which might be true, however much less thrilling.
One other gamble was the casting of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe within the function of Yankovic. Some followers have been confused by the selection, but it surely has confirmed to be the precise one. In a current interview with Uproxx, Al Yankovic defined that he and director Eric Appel each believed that, regardless of his lack of resemblance, Radcliffe was excellent for the function.
“Eric Appel and I got here up with a listing of a few half a dozen or so folks that we thought, oh, these individuals would most likely be good within the function. And we each simply saved gravitating towards Daniel’s identify. We simply thought that he would get it. We knew that he was nice at comedy, and he was additionally nice at drama. And we want each for this film, as a result of it is a comedy clearly, however we want it to play prefer it’s some extraordinarily severe Oscar-bait Hollywood biopic. And we knew that Daniel would actually focus into that tone and actually get what we have been going for.”
In an interview with /Movie, Appel talked about Radcliffe’s efficiency, saying:
“To the extent of how good his efficiency was, that sort of blew me away. I would hoped that it will be nice. And I used to be assured that it will be nice. However till you see it on its toes, my God. I keep in mind sitting behind a monitor and there is this take, and Dan has tears in his eyes on this scene, and Al and I are turning to one another and we’re identical to, ‘What will we… I imply, I do not know. We did not count on this.'”
Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story is presently streaming on Roku. Have you ever seen it but? What did you consider Radcliffe within the function of Bizarre Al?