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The Next Great Biopic? Watch the Trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Ray Charles got one. So did Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Hey, even Dewey Cox got one. So it's about time that Weird Al Yankovic's life story is immortalized in film.The folks at Funny or Die have unveiled its latest creation, a fake trailer for the stirring Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (which is not coming to a theater near you).Watch videos of Weird AlMocking every formulaic convention of the biopic — succeeding in his ...

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Ray Charles got one. So did Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Hey, even Dewey Cox got one. So it's about time that Weird Al Yankovic's life story is immortalized in film.
The folks at Funny or Die have unveiled its latest creation, a fake trailer for the stirring Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (which is not coming to a theater near you).

Watch videos of Weird Al

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Mocking every formulaic convention of the biopic — succeeding in his craft (playing the accordion) despite unsupportive parents, having wild drunken parties, dealing with substance abuse, hooking up with Madonna (OK, maybe not the last one) — the clip stars Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul as Weird Al, Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen as his mother, House's Olivia Wilde as Madonna, and comedian-actor Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento, the radio broadcaster who was Yankovic's real-life mentor.

Break out the Kleenex and watch the trailer: