A little while ago we learned that Grand Theft Auto was getting a documentary drama covering the development of the game series, which would be made by the BBC.
Rumour has it that Daniel Radcliffe might be in final talks with the BBC in their upcoming documentary drama, over playing Sam Houser, the creator of Grand Theft Auto, for the show. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
Sam Houser is the co-founder and president of Rockstar Games and it appears that the docu-drama will follow the early years of the studio and their fight against Miami lawyer Jack Thompson, who at the time was campaigning for banning violence in video games. Tough break…
“In the first decade of the 21st century, Houser and Rockstar Games came under repeated attacks from activist attorney Jack Thompson. Thompson was an unorthodox Florida attorney who was already attacking media companies for pushing rap and sex onto the airwaves when he turned his attention to what he saw as an obsession of glorifying violence in the video game industry. GTA was one of his favorite targets. He was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behavior.” – THW
The docu-drama will be directed by Owen Harris (Misfits, Black Mirror), James Wood (Rev.) has written the script, whilst Jim Spencer produces and Mark Hedgecoe is the executive producer. The actual drama itself is based on the book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto by David Kushner.