Quinta Brunson has reportedly joined the cast of Roku’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, playing Oprah Winfrey in the film.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Abbott Elementary star, who just scored a ton of Emmy Nominations, will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Weird Al, along with Evan Rachel Wood (as Madonna), Rainn Wilson (as radio broadcaster Dr. Demento), and Julianne Nicholson and Toby Huss (as Yankovic’s parents, Mary and Nick).
The Roku Channel released a first-look image of Brunson standing beside Radcliffe’s Yankovic in a closet full of the eccentric singer’s colorful duds.
Brunson set a new Emmys record, becoming the first Black woman to receive three nominations in the comedy category in the same year. She is also the youngest Black woman ever nominated in the comedy category at 32.
The movie will hold “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,” according to a press release.
The film will premiere sometime this fall.