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Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto… but it’s not what you think

April 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, is currently in talks to star in BBC Films’ Grand Theft Auto which will tell the story of game creator Sam Houser who had a legal battle with a Miami lawyer who set out to ban video game violence.

Owen Harris, director of episodes of the superb Misfits and Black Mirror, will be helming.

In real life Houser was co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind GTA, Max Payne and Red Dead. His opponent was attorney Jack Thompson who campaigned against rap and sex on the airwaves and eventually he turned his attention to GTA for its gratuitous violence, before he was eventually disbarred. He has yet to be cast.

The script, previously titled Rockstar Games, will begin shooting on April 20th and is based on a book by David Kushner titled Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto.

Not exactly the video game adaptation we were hoping for but nonetheless, this should be a fascinating watch.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….