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Eric Appel to direct Stepdude 

The film will be produced by Matt Tolmach, Jack Black, and Roz Music

Published: 12th November 2022

A week after the release of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, director Eric Appel has landed his next project. Sony Pictures has roped him to write and direct a new comedy feature titled Stepdude.  The film will be produced by Matt Tolmach, Jack Black, and Roz Music.

Currently, plot details for Stepdude are being held tightly under wraps. With a solid background in TV, Appel has worked on a number of series within the genre. He recently directed episodes for the Kevin Hart-led series Die Hart, which follows Hart as himself as sets out to become an action star. Appel also directed episodes of series such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, and New Girl.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a semic-biopic film that explores the life of legendary Grammy award winning parody songwriter "Weird Al" Yankovic, who has parodied a wide array of musical artists from Michael Jackson and Queen, to Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and many, many more. Led by Daniel Radcliffe, the film follows Yankovic and his meteoric rise to fame, and as he engages in love affairs and a generally depraved lifestyle. 

Appel directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Yankovic. Additional cast includes Quinta Brunson, Evan Rachel Wood, Toby Huss, Rainn Wilson, Julianne Nicholson, and more.

Stepdude currently has no release date or cast attached.

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