The comedian plays an actor playing Jesus in silent film 'The Moving Picture Co. 1914.'
“Weird Al” Yankovic, who resurrected his recording career with a No. 1 album in July, has long resembled Jesus, and now he’s playing him in The Moving Picture Co. 1914, a 22-minute silent film directed by triple Emmy winner Mark Kirkland, who directed around 80 episodes of The Simpsons.
“It’s the role Weird Al was born to play,” says the film’s director of photography, Roberto E. Lepe.