Daniel Radcliffe to play Grand Theft Auto creator

Daniel Radcliffe could be about to play the creator of one of the most controversial videogames ever made, with THR (opens in new tab) reporting that the star is in talks to head up a new film based upon the story behind Grand Theft Auto.

Radcliffe is apparently negotiating to play Sam Houser, the president and co-founder of Rockstar Games, creator of the aforementioned title. The film will focus upon the conflict between Rockstar and Florida attorney Jack Thompson, who famously campaigned against the violence depicted within the game.

Initially entitled Rockstar Games, the film has been penned by screenwriter James Wood and will be directed by Owen Harris. The latter is a veteran of a number of UK TV shoes, having worked on Misfits as well as the superlative Black Mirror episode Be Right Back, which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.

The role of Thompson has yet to be cast, but with cameras set to begin rolling on 20 April, expect an announcement to be made on that front sooner rather than later…

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