Daniel Radcliffe unrecognisable as he gets ripped for new film role

He shot to fame as schoolboy wizard Harry Potter but since graduating from Hogwarts, Daniel Radcliffe has taken on some unique acting roles.

The actor, 32, has played a zombie and a tech tycoon in the past, but his latest role sees him looking completely unrecognisable.

Daniel has undergone a drastic transformation in order to portray American musician and actor 'Weird Al' Yankovic, 62, in a biopic about his life.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is scheduled to land on screens later this year, with a release date yet to be announced, but a new teaser trailer was recently released showing Daniel as Al for the first time.


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In the trailer he can be seen sporting curly hair and a thick moustache, as well as Al's signature glasses and one of his vibrant patterned shirts.

In one clip, he dances, sings and plays the accordion for an audience, before unveiling his gym-honed physique for the camera.

The actor looks to have bulked up for the role, and can be seen excitedly dancing on stage as he drinks from a bottle in the video.

The new film, which is co-written by Al, showcases the singer's life story. Al has won five Grammys over the years, and has had numerous big hits with parody songs such as Eat It and White and Nerdy.

Daniel recently opened up to People about his latest role, calling it a "huge responsibility" to step into Al's shoes.

The actor said: "Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I don't take lightly. And I'm honoured to finally share with the world the absolutely 100 percent unassailably true story of Weird Al's depraved and scandalous life."

Fans have been quick to praise Daniel's portrayal of Al after the trailer recently dropped online, with many surprised at his transformation.

One person tweeted: "I'm [a] long time Weird Al fan and at first I was unsure about the actor but after I saw the trailer the other day I think we may have a winner."

Another said: I did not know how much I wanted to see a Weird Al movie until I saw the trailer starring Daniel Radcliffe. I'm now convinced that this is exactly what the world needs right now."

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