Have you checked out the pics on the Shark’s Facebook page of Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al Yankovic yet? It’s amazing what a mustache can do to someone’s appearance. I kept staring at this one picture thinking any minute Harry Potter was about to tell me all about Star Wars Episode One set to the music of
“American Pie”. He IS Weird Al – before we ever saw a minute of this movie. Which is a job well done by the casting director, but what happens when the person plying the role that’s “based on a true story” doesn’t closely resemble the actual person?
Did you ever see Frost/Nixon? Frank Langella plays Richard Nixon. Yes… Skeletor. Much of the movie is pure dialogue involving Langella sitting in a chair being interviewed. It must have been somewhere during the halfway point that I COMPLETLEY FORGOT that I was watching a movie. You can check out the actual interview that the movie was based on. Frank Langella doesn’t really look like the former president at ALL, but he MADE us all believe.
That’s the uphill climb Daniel Radcliffe is up against. Sure, he LOOKS like the master of parody but will we BELIEVE it?
A picture is one thing; suspending our belief for 90 minutes is a whole other story.
I think he can, and its gonna be fun to watch him send us “Off The Deep End” as Weird Al Yankovic!
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