Daniel Radcliffe to Portray 'Weird Al' Yankovic in Roku Original Movie About Parody Musician

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Daniel Radcliffe to Portray 'Weird Al' Yankovic in Roku Original Movie About Parody Musician "Weird Al" Yankovic Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame "Weird Al" Yankovic | Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

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Yankovic, 62, said in the release that he is "absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying" him in the film, joking of the Harry Potter actor, "I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for."

"When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I'm very happy to say we're on schedule," he quipped.

Roku Head of Original Scripted Programming Colin Davis joked in the release, "There clearly aren't enough biopic movies about famous musicians and we were 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," Davis added of the film, which will begin production early next month in Los Angeles.

RELATED VIDEO: "Weird Al" Yankovic Puts His Spin on Some Iconic PEOPLE Covers

Yankovic is the undisputed king of song parodies. He has been spoofing radio hits since he was a teenager, and has gotten the blessing of almost every artist he has ever parodied, from Michael Jackson to The Knack.

"Lady Gagacalled it a 'rite of passage,' " Yankovic, who has won five Grammys, told PEOPLE in 2016. "Kurt Cobainsaid you haven't really made it until there's a Weird Al spoof."

As for Radcliffe, he plays a villain in the upcoming comedy The Lost City, alongside Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock the latter of whom praised Radcliffe in an interview with Entertainment Weekly last month as "so crazy handsome and devious."

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