Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton have been confirmed to star in the 90-minute, BBC drama about the history of popular computer game Grand Theft Auto (GTA).
Based on the bestselling book by David Kushner, Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, Radcliffe will star as Sam Houser the co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the developer of Grand Theft Auto while Paxton will play Jack Thompson, the lawyer who employed illegal means to destroy and ban Rockstar and the GTA franchise due to its extreme violence and sexual content.
The story revolves around the creation of the movie and the legal issues it encountered for using so many realistic elements in the game like prostitutes, graphic sex, torture and sheer violence to attract gamers from all over the world.
In a statement, the BBC poured praise to the homegrown game saying that GTA is “arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park.”
The movie has no release date yet but will start filming in South Africa next week.
It will be aptly titled ‘Grand Theft Auto.’