‘Weird Al’ Yankovic refused permission for Harry Potter parody

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic claims Warner Bros. refused to let him parody the ‘Harry Potter’ theme. The 63-year-old musician – who is played by Daniel Radcliffe, the titular star in the wizarding series, in his new biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ – has offered his own twist on songs including the ‘Star Wars’ theme and ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ from ‘Dangerous Minds’ in the past, but when he asked permission to rework ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, the idea was quickly shut down. He said: “Whenever it was, about a decade or two ago, I approached the movie company just to get a general blessing like, ‘Hey, I’d like…

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