So, why isn’t Paul going to do a cameo? Yankovic himself asked Paul to do one, but after getting a Covid test before the shoot, he got bad news. He’d tested positive. Paul said, “I go, ‘Oh, no!’ So I couldn’t do it, and then I was just out for like 10 solid days. I have never felt more sick in my life. And so we couldn’t do the cameo, which I just absolutely was crushed about.”
I’m pretty crushed to hear this as well. I hope they find a way to get him in somehow. I’m really excited for this film, and now I have to go listen to some Weird Al songs to get over my sadness.
Here is the synopsis for “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story:”
The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like “Eat It” and “Like a Surgeon” to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.
The film is produced by Yankovic with Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Whitney Hodack for Funny Or Die, with Tim Headington, Lia Buman, and Max Silva for Tango. Henry Muñoz III from Funny Or Die and Neil Shah from Tango will executive produce.
There is no release date for “WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story” yet, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as one is announced.