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Daniel Radcliffe at the Jameson Empire Awards in London on March 29. (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Daniel Radcliffe at the Jameson Empire Awards in London on March 29. (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Daniel Radcliffe at the Jameson Empire Awards in London on March 29. (Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Daniel Radcliffe continues to push boundaries and sidestep expectations with his career: The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the 25-year-old actor is in talks to play British-born Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser in a BBC Films release tentatively titled Grand Theft Auto.

Not an adaptation of the immensely popular video game, GTA will explore the real-life story of Houser, who was instrumental in the creation of the franchise, and his battle with Miami attorney Jack Thompson, who led a passionate crusade against the game’s gruesome violence and highly adult content. There’s no word on who will go toe-to-toe with Radcliffe in the role of Thompson. The film will be directed by Owen Harris, who previously directed episodes of Misfits, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and the “Be Right Back” episode of Black Mirror, which featured Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.

Like fellow Harry Potter alum Emma Watson, Radcliffe has explored the many sides of his talents in vehicles as varied as rom-coms (What If), horror films (The Woman in Black and the upcoming Victor Frankenstein), biopics (playing Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings), and stage work (Equus, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan). Will this be his next intriguing test?

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.