Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is currently in negotiations to star as Grand Theft Auto’s co-creator in an upcoming BBC docudrama about the series, according to sources.
Hollywood Reporter claims that the 25-year-old British actor will portray Rockstar Games’ co-founder and president Sam Houser in the film, which is set to document the rise of the Grand Theft Auto franchise in the face of vehement opposition from the likes of activist lawyer Jack Thompson, who objected to its violent and sexual content.
The drama, tentatively titled Grand Theft Auto, is being written by James Wood, while Jim Spencer is producing and Mark Hedgecoe is to act as executive producer. In a press release sent out last month, the BBC stated it would be shown on BBC Two – but this may likely be subject to change.
According to Hollywood Reporter, filming will take place from April 20.