Back in April, it was announced that Daniel Radcliffe was in talks to star in "Gamechangers," a true-life story about a fight between the creator of the "Grand Theft Auto" video game and a Miami lawyer who wanted to ban video game violence. And now, we have the first trailer for the film. Check it out below.
Radcliffe plays Sam Houser, the British co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, the company behind "Grand Theft Auto" as well as games such as "Max Payne" and "Red Dead." He is credited in making "Grand Theft Auto" into one of the video game world's biggest franchises.
In the first decade of the 21st century, Houser and Rockstar Games came under repeated attacks from activist attorney Jack Thompson. Thompson was an unorthodox Florida attorney who was already attacking media companies for pushing rap and sex onto the airwaves when he turned his attention to what he saw as an obsession of glorifying violence in the video game industry. "Grand Theft Auto" was one of his favorite targets. He was disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behavior.
The new film is directed by Owen Harris ("Black Mirror"). It will debut on the UK TV network BBC 2 on September 15th. No word on when the movie will be released in the US.