BBC to make GTA drama starring Bill Paxton as Jack Thompson

According to Deadline, Bill Paxton will star in a BBC drama alongside Daniel Radcliffe covering the development and rise of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

BBC to make GTA drama starring Bill Paxton as Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson was disbarred in 2008

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will take on the role of Rockstar founder, Sam Houser while Bill Paxton will be represented as the lawyer who villainised GTA as a cause of corruption of our youth, Jack Thompson.

The drama is based on David Kushner’s 2012 book, Jacked: The Outlaw Story Of Grand Theft Auto.

Filming commences Shooting starts in South Africa next week with Owen Harris directing from a script by James Wood. Mark Hedgecoe and Jim Spencer are producers.