Daniel Radcliffe is set to star alongside Bill Paxton in a BBC drama about the "Grand Theft Auto" video game series. Daniel will play the role of "GTA" co-creator Sam Hauser.

Paxton will portray controversial lawyer Jack Thompson.  Thompson once represented the families of three police officers who were killed by a "GTA" player.  He was disbarred in 2008.  The 90-minute drama is in development under the working title "Game Changer."

The movie will start shooting soon in South Africa with a script written by James Wood.

The official BBC press release about this project:

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