Daniel Radcliffe is now attached to the biopic 'Grand Theft Auto', based on the legal fight between the famous video game's creator Sam and a Miami lawyer who wanted the very graphic game banned.
From The Hollywood Reporter. Production is set to begin this April 20.
Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the British co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind GTA as well as games such as Max Payne and Red Dead. He is credited in popularizing GTA into one of the video game world’s biggest franchises but also amping up the violence quotient.
In the first decade of the 21st century, Houser and Rockstar Games came under repeated attacks from activist attorney Jack Thompson. Thompson was an unorthodox Florida attorney who was already attacking media companies for pushing rap and sex onto the airwaves when he turned his attention to what he saw as an obsession of glorifying violence in the video game industry. GTA was one of his favorite targets. He was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behavior.
Daniel Radcliffe spoke to his Harry Potter costar Tom Felton as part of the latter's BBC Three documentary, Tom Felton Meets the Superfans, and a short new clip from their segment was released. The special airs this Monday, 23 March, at 9pm.