Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) “Harry Potter” fame actor Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to star in “Grand Theft Auto”, which revolves around a true story conflict between Sam Houser, the creator of popular video game GTA, and Jack Thompson, a lawyer who is against video game violence.
British director Owen Harris is helming the drama, which is being made by BBC Films.
If all goes well, Radcliffe will play Houser. The role of Thompson hasn’t been cast yet, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
James Wood has written the script based on David Kushner’s book “Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto”. The movie was originally titled “Rockstar Games” after Houser’s company.
Filming is scheduled to begin on April 20. No release date has been announced.