Daniel Radcliff Set to Star in Upcoming Grand Theft Auto Movie
Gabriel Roşu / 8 years ago
Daniel Radcliffe, widely known for his role in the Harry Potter movies, is reportedly undergoing talks with BBC TV officials to get the lead role in an upcoming Grand Theft Auto inspired movie.
Before everyone gets overly excited expecting to see a lot of explosions, excessive drug use or whatever you may think appropriate for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto, you should know that the upcoming title will be based on the book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto.
The book is said to emphasise the high-profile fight between Rockstar Games creator Sam Houser and Miami lawyer Jack Thompson in the wake of the release of GTA 3. Hollywood Reporter also states that Radcliffe is to play Houser in the movie.
“Unlike many coding success stories, Grand Theft Auto was not created in Silicon Valley — it was the brainchild of a bunch of British gaming geniusus who had known each other since their school days,” BBC wrote in a blog.
“GTA offered gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they could behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American gangland underworld.”
“But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding success led to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values it encourages; and above all from moral-campaigners, who have fought passionately to stop it.”
Lastly, Owen Harris, the director of Misfits and Black Mirror, is said to be in charge of the upcoming movie, which is expected to begin shooting in late April.
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