Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to star in the BBC's upcoming drama Grand Theft Auto, a feature-length programme about the popular game series' creation.

Radcliffe looks much older now than they tried to make him look only four years ago in the Harry Potter epilogue.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe would play Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser. The programme will focus on the drama between Houser and Miami lawyer Jack Thompson, who often sought restitution from Rockstar when violent crimes were committed by folks who also played Grand Theft Auto. Thompson was later disbarred in 2008 for 27 cases of professional misconduct.

The drama is going to be directed by Owen Harris, who directed that episode of Black Mirror where a woman builds an android replacement for her late husband, and that episode of Misfits where a dude wreaks havoc by telekinetically controlling dairy products.

Grand Theft Auto's script was written by James Wood, who co-created Rev. and penned the Ambassadors starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The role of Jack Thompson has yet to be cast. Shooting is scheduled to begin on 20th April.

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