Roku has partnered with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group on worldwide rights to Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, which the streamer recently premiered in North Ameerica.
Roadshow has exclusive rights to the project in all global markets, excluding the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Latin America. Through the partnership, VREG will oversee the global sales of television, streaming and home entertainment rights to the Daniel Radcliffe starrer.
“We look forward to partnering with the team at Village Roadshow Entertainment Group again to bring the phenomenon of ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ to even more audiences across the globe,” said David Eilenberg, Vice President & Head of Roku Originals, “Millions of streamers watched the film on The Roku Channel, and the film had the biggest opening weekend audience in the history of The Roku Channel. We have no doubt that it will continue to ignite fanfare and resonate with passionate fans around the world.”
“Al Yankovic’s artistry is on full display in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, and we know global audiences will be just as eager to see it as viewers were in North America and the UK. In bringing it to them, we are thrilled to partner again with the team at Roku, building upon our recent successful release of ‘Heathers: The Musical’,” said Jason Buckley, VREG’s EVP of Worldwide Sales and Distribution.
Directed by Eric Appel and starring Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him. The film also stars Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss.