Quinta Brunson Updates: I’ll be writing about the most recent entertainment news today. Oprah Winfrey will be portrayed by quinta Brunson in the biopic by Weird Al Yankovic.
In the Roku special “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” Quinta Brunson unleashes her inner talk-show host to play Oprah Winfrey opposite Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the unkempt musical parody artist.
“The unexaggerated factual narrative about the greatest musician of our time” is how the film’s escription describes it. This fall, the 108-minute film “Weird” will make its debut on the free, ad-supported Roku Channel.
The newest cast member for “Weird,” which also stars Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as radio host Dr. Demento, and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Weird Al Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick, has just been revealed.
WITH THREE NOMINATIONS, BRUNSON MOST RECENTLY CREATED HISTORY FOR THE PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS:
for the ABC comedy “Abbott Elementary,” which she created, executive produces, and stars in. She also won for comedy series, comedy lead actress, and comedy writing.
She is the first Black woman to receive three comedy nominations in a single year, and at 32, she is also the youngest Black woman to ever receive an Emmy nomination in the comedy acting category.
With early hits like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon,” “Weird Al” gained notoriety early on. The film chronicles this rise to fame as well as his “torrid celebrity love affairs and notoriously depraved lifestyle.”
The movie’s logline reads, “Al rebelled and made his ambition of rewriting the lyrics of well-known songs come true from a traditional childhood where playing the accordion was a sin.”
Al, a sex symbol who became successful right away, leads an extravagant life and pursues a notorious affair that almost destroys him.
Produced by Funny Or Die and Tango, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” was co-written by Yankovic and director Eric Appel. The most successful comedy recording artist of all time is Yankovic, a five-time Grammy winner.
The musician’s “Mandatory Fun” album, which was released in 2014, made history as the first comedy album to enter at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
Yankovic, who is well-known for his distinctive hawaiian shirts, is the creator of many successful songs, such as “White & Nerdy,” “Another One Rides the Bus,” and “Smells Like Nirvana.”
When the project was first revealed in January, Yankovic stated in a statement, “When my last movie, ‘UHF,’ came out in 1989, I made a serious commitment to my fans that I would make a big motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork.”
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