Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story, a biopic in regards to the musician starring Daniel Radcliffe, will launch on November 4th on The Roku Channel, the streaming firm has introduced. The movie might be accessible to stream all over the place the place Roku’s free service is on the market, and is the most recent step within the firm’s push into producing authentic content material that reportedly contains as many as 50 exhibits.

The biopic covers the lifetime of musician Bizarre Al Yankovic together with his “rise to fame within the music trade to his superstar amorous affairs” in keeping with Roku. It’s being directed by Eric Appel (who most just lately directed all ten episodes of Quibi present Die Hart) and is written by Appel and Bizarre Al himself. Alongside Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wooden and Rainn Wilson additionally star.

It’s an fascinating transfer for Roku, an organization that’s higher identified for its streaming {hardware} than its streaming content material. However after choosing up Qubi’s library of authentic content material when the short-form video service closed its doorways, subsequently commissioning its personal content material, and licensing main movies from Lionsgate, Roku is steadily constructing The Roku Channel up into one of many extra fascinating new entrants into the streaming wars.


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