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The Internet had an immediate reaction to Weird: The Al Yankovic Story and the casting of Daniel Radcliffe. The world finally has a first-look teaser, but the reactions certainly aren’t unanimous among the musician’s fans. Some of Yankovic’s followers are a bit confused as to why Radcliffe is “absolutely shredded,” although others are absolutely loving it and want to see more.

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ trailer gives a first look at Daniel Radcliffe

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ actor Daniel Radcliffe sitting on a sofa chair speaking into a microphone
Daniel Radcliffe | Noam Galai/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story opens with a roaring crowd of fans with lights covering the crowds. The text over the trailer states, “6 platinum records” and “5 Grammys” before noting that this film is “the untold true story.” Music and clapping continue to build until the music really kicks into a song that audiences will instantly recognize.

Radcliffe’s Yankovic speaks for the first time: “Hope you guys are ready for this.” However, the Weird: The Al Yankovic Story suddenly shifts into a familiar, yet silly tone. The following clips show Yankovic’s rise to fame and some of his other exploits both internal and external to the music industry.

The Internet reacts to ‘absolutely shredded’ Daniel Radcliffe

A Reddit subthread talked about their reactions to the Weird: The Al Yankovic Story teaser trailer and a brand new Radcliffe. The reactions to the trailer itself vary across Reddit. However, folks can’t stop talking about the transformative lead role for the Harry Potter actor.

The most upvoted comment reads, “Is it just me or is Radcliffe surprisingly yoked?” A fellow Redditor explained how they wouldn’t be surprised if the actor got into this kind of shape exclusively for the role.

Another commenter wrote, “I was just saying it’s entirely unfair for Dan Radcliffe to look that hot playing Weird Al. MF conspiracy I tell you, I did not expect this to awaken anything in me.”

One Redditor envisioned Radcliffe thinking, “Welp, if I’m playing Weird Al, I’m gonna have to get absolutely f***ing shredded.”

Radcliffe playing Yankovic is truly taking over social media, as people can’t stop talking about his iconic look and performance that appears perfectly strange. It will certainly be an intriguing turn for the actor recognized for entirely different roles.

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story finds Radcliffe joined by Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Roby Huss, and Julianne Nicholson. The comedy quickly gained attention thanks to a fake 2010 Funny or Die trailer that made a lot of noise on social media. However, the real project would ultimately take off and move full-speed ahead.

The film is set to hit television screens via The Roku Channel in Fall 2022. However, the distributor has yet to announce an official date as of yet. Audiences can expect to hear more about Weird: The Al Yankovic Story as the fall moviegoing season approaches.