Grand Theft Auto is set to get the documentary treatment by BBC Films and it looks like Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter, could be the star.
Radcliffe is in talks to play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a documentary film, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be directed by Black Mirror and Misfits director Owen Harris.
Radcliffe should play Grand Theft Auto's creator Sam Houser. After creating the game and founding Rockstar Games Houser was under repeated attack by activist and lawyer Jack Thompson. The ensuing battle was between GTA's right to freedom of expression and the perceived need to curtail violence in computer games. Thompson was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behavior.
The Grand Theft Auto movie is set to begin shooting on 20 April and is based on the book, Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto by David Kushner. The script has already been written but an actor has yet to be cast to play the lawyer Jack Thompson. We wonder if the kid who played Malfoy is busy?
Grand Theft Auto V was the highest selling game of all time in the UK. It also made more money than most big budget Hollywood blockbuster movies surpassing $1 billion in its first three days on sale.