In 2010, Paul appeared in a Humorous or Die sketch directed by Eric Appel known as Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story. Within the sketch, Paul performs Yankovic and in addition stars Olivia Wilde, and Patton Oswalt.
Issues have come full circle as now Appel is co-writer (with Al Yankovic), and director of the brand new biopic popping out. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Paul mentions how he loves the truth that Daniel Radcliffe is lead within the movie.
“It’s so nice. I beloved doing that. I really like Al [Yankovic], I really like Eric Appel, who wrote the skit for Humorous Or Die and directed it. And he wrote the movie with Al, and he’s directing the characteristic as nicely. I learn that script years in the past and it was simply so excessive lovely. It was simply once they have been type of poking round seeing if they might get this factor made, and I used to be actually excited to see it lastly type of come collectively, and clearly Daniel [Radcliffe] is superb. And so I feel he’s completely going to crush it.”
Why didn’t the cameo occur? That may be blamed on Covid. Proper earlier than he was because of step on set, the actor examined constructive for Covid-19. “I am going, ‘Oh, no!’ So I couldn’t do it, after which I used to be simply out for like 10 strong days,” Paul stated. “I’ve by no means felt extra sick in my life. And so we couldn’t do the cameo, which I simply completely was crushed about.”
Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story manufacturing kicked off in Los Angeles earlier this month. Yankovic can be producing alongside Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Whitney Hodack for Humorous Or Die, and Tim Headington, Lia Buman and Max Silva for Tango. Appel is exec producing with Humorous Or Die’s Henry Muñoz III and Tango’s Neil Shah.