Daniel Radcliffe begins filming “Game Changer” in South Africa
Daniel Radcliffe has recently begun filming on the upcoming BBC drama Game Changer. As previously reported, the factual drama will explore the court battles between Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar and Miami lawyer Jack Thompson, as well as the cultural significance of the franchise. BBC has released a synopsis for the show, which you can read below:
Conceived for an adult audience, the special 90-minute one-off drama tells the story of the controversy surrounding Grand Theft Auto – arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park.
Its triumph was down to a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days, and at the heart of it all was GTA’s creative mastermind, Sam Houser. In autumn 2013 its latest iteration – GTA:V – earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.
The violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding commercial success has led to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values they say it encourages; and above all from moral campaigners, who fight passionately to keep it out of the hands of children. At the vanguard of this crusade is the formidable campaigning lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto.
‘Game Changer’ tells the story of an extraordinary chapter in the history of this iconic game and reveals the major impact it has had on our cultural landscape.
Radcliffe will be taking on the role of Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser while Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson. You can check out some pictures of Radcliffe on set in Cape Town by clicking here.
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