IN PHOTO: Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends a news conference for the film “The F Word” at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill Reuters/Fred Thornhill

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor famous for playing the protagonist in the “Harry Potter” movies, is reportedly negotiating to play a role in the upcoming movie “Grand Theft Auto.” The movie is said to be based on the life of the creator of the video game series and his fight against a Miami lawyer, who wanted to ban violence in games.

“Grand Theft Auto” movie is slated to be released in 2016. According to HollywoodReporter Daniel Radcliffe is negotiating with the producers to be a cast member in the movie. The actor is said to be looking to play the role of Sam Houser, the president of Rockstar Games.

Rockstar Games is the company that developed the “Grand Theft Auto” game series. The company has also developed other popular games such as “Max Payne,” “L.A. Noire,” “Red Dead Redemption” and “Midnight Club Los Angeles.”

Sam Houser is said to be the man who helped make “Grand Theft Auto” one of the most popular names in the gaming industry. The report points out that although the franchise is considered one of the world’ biggest, it had done so while increasing the “violence quotient” in the games.

Opposing the violence in the gaming industry is the Florida based activist attorney Jack Thompson, who according to the report was disbarred in 2008 for “inappropriate behaviour.”  On his website, Thompson asks pertinent questions like how much adult content is there in video games these days and whether the current system of rating prevents children from playing such games.

The role of Jack Thompson has apparently not been cast yet. Daniel Radcliffe may be the first cast member of the movie, if the news is confirmed. The actor has been taking on varied roles since his “Harry Potter” movies. He has been a part of movies like “Robot Chicken,” “Horns” and will be seen next in the 2015 movie “Victor Frankenstein.”

Filming of “Grand Theft Auto” movie will begin on April 20, according to the report. The movie will be directed by Owen Harris, who has directed TV shows like “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” and “Misfits.” He has also directed the 2015 movie “Kill Your Friends.” This may be the first time that the director could get to work with Daniel Radcliffe.

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