April 9th, 2015

BBC Films working on "Grand Theft Auto" movie

Published at 4:53 AM PST

The Hollywood Reporter dropped one-hell of an exclusive today: BBC Films is apparently working on a "Grand Theft Auto" movie.

But wait a second, because it's not what you think. This isn't a movie adaption of the Grand Theft Auto series (phew!), no, rather it's a dramamatic documentary, based on the book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto by David Kushner, released in 2012. The book covers the lives on Rockstars' Sam and Dan Houser, the story behind Grand Theft Auto and Rockstar themselves, along with controversies, backlashes, evolution, and of course, our old friend Jack Thompson.

The movie is said to be a recount of the repeated attacks from Thompson last decade on Rockstar and the Grand Theft Auto franchise, and, in a surprising casting choice, is rumored to have Daniel Radcliffe (of the Harry Potter franchise) playing Sam Houser.

Not much more is known about the movie at this stage, other than that filming is scheduled to start April 20th. Oh, and the part of Jack Thompson has not yet been cast.

More news on this as it becomes available, but it could certainly shape up to be an interesting look into the lives of the Houser brothers, Rockstar, and the controversy that reached peak heights around the reveal of the "Hot Coffee" scenes in GTA: San Andreas back in 2005.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter