Funny or Die usually has some flops on their websites, but sometimes they can pull something out of their talented hat and create something spectacular like this Weird Al Yankovic spoof movie trailer. If this was a real movie, I would definitely be purchasing a ticket.
Weird Al Yankovic was a huge musical influence of mine back in the days of elementary/middle school – who knows why – but the man can parody like nobody’s business.
Aaron Paul stars as Weird Al Yankovic in this imaginative, tragic biopic. The story is a stretch of Yankovic’s real past, but a lot of it has some genuine weight of truth to it. If only this could actually turn into a real film. Gary Cole as Mr. Yankovic just puts the icing on the cake.
Aaron Paul as Weird Al
Olivia Wilde as Madonna
Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento
Mary Steenburgen as Mrs. Yankovic
Gary Cole as Mr. Yankovic
Leeza Gibbons as Newscaster
Andrew Astor as Young Weird Al
Also featuring Al Yankovic, Brian Huskey, Paul Scheer, Charlie Sanders, Curtis Gwinn, Chris Kula, Jonah Ray, Matt Jones, Johnny Meeks, & Andy Bloch