You get Quinta Brunson as Oprah! You get Quinta Brunson as Oprah! Everybody gets Quinta Brunson as Oprah in the upcoming Weird Al biopic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
Brunson, the Abbott Elementary creator and star who just made Emmys history as the first Black woman to receive three nominations in the comedy category in the same year, has joined the increasingly eccentric cast of the Roku biopic, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the titular parodist musician.
"Let's get #weird," Brunson tweeted alongside the first photo of her looking every inch the '80s-era Oprah Winfrey, posing alongside Radcliffe's Weird Al in a closet full of his signature Hawaiian shirts.
The Al Yankovic Story's cast also includes Rainn Wilson as radio broadcaster Dr. Demento, Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss as Yankovic's parents, and Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, whose music Weird Al famously parodied with "Like a Surgeon." Roku previously released a look at Wood as the Material Girl (below).
The movie is directed by Funny or Die's Eric Appel from a screenplay he wrote with Alfred "Weird Al" Yankovic. The biopic has been hyped as a no-holds-barred look at "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 will stream exclusively on The Roku Channel on November 4. Watch the teaser trailer below.