Daniel Radcliffe in Negotiations for BBC Films’ Drama ‘Grand Theft Auto’

Owen Harris of “Black Mirror” will direct from a script by James Wood that is based on a true story

Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to star in BBC Films’ drama “Grand Theft Auto,” which is being directed by Owen Harris of “Black Mirror,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

“Grand Theft Auto” chronicles the true story of the legal fight between Sam Houser (Radcliffe), who helped create the violent video game “Grand Theft Auto,” and Miami-based attorney Jack Thompson, who opposed the game‘s glorification of violence.

Houser served as co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, which published the explicit “GTA” series that eventually came under attack by anti-violence activists including Thompson, who already had a reputation amongst media companies.

James Wood wrote the movie, which is being produced by Jim Spencer and executive produced by Mark Hedgecoe. Production is slated to start later this month once the filmmakers cast the role of Thompson.

Radcliffe just wrapped the “Now You See Me” sequel and next stars opposite James McAvoy in Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein,” written by Max Landis. The former “Harry Potter” actor is represented by UTA, ARG and Felker Toczek.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

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