Daniel Radcliffe’s biopic starring Weird Al Yankovic will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The festival today announced the 54 titles for its Discovery, Midnight Madness and Wavelengths programmes.
It says “Weird: The Story of Al Yankovic,” a Roku Channel Original that charts the comedic musician’s rise to fame and “famously depraved lifestyle,” will serve as the opening film for Midnight Madness. .
The program features unconventional genre films, and curator Peter Kuplowsky says the “beautifully deranged” musical biopic fits right in.
The 10-movie lineup also includes “Pearl,” the prequel to the slasher movie “X” which debuted earlier this year.
“The People’s Joker,” a queer coming-of-age film about a trans woman working in comedy with footage from 2019’s “Joker,” will also debut at the festival.
The 24-film Discovery lineup will open with “The Inspection,” about a homeless gay boy who joins the Marine Corps in the age of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The Discovery program also features the Canadian films ‘Something You Said Last Night’, about an unemployed trans woman in her twenties on a family vacation, ‘Pussy’, the story of three teenagers and the queer night scene, and ‘I Like Films,” about a teenage movie buff.
Wavelengths’ range of “non-commercial and non-compliant works” includes “Concrete Valley”, by Antoine Bourges.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 4, 2022.
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