Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor known around the world for his leading role in the Harry Potter series of films, is in talks for the lead role in an upcoming BBC production about the making of Grand Theft Auto.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe is in talks to play Sam Houser, the co-founder and president of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games.

The report also says that the movie will, at least in part, focus on the controversy between Rockstar Games and the anti-video game lawyer Jack Thompson, who often cited the Grand Theft Auto games as one of the worst examples of violent video games’ negative impact on society.

The BBC GTA show is being produced as part of a wider initiative called “Make it Digital,” which is described as a “major UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming, and digital technology.”

The latest entry in the GTA series is Grand Theft Auto V, which originally launched in September 2013 and has sold more than 45 million copies. The game is sure to see a significant bump in sales when it releases on PC April 14.