Newswire: Bill Paxton joins that Grand Theft Auto TV movie as anti-gaming crusader

Not since 1986’s Aliens has Bill Paxton had such a prime opportunity to yell, ”Game over, man. Game over!” as Deadline reports that the actor has joined the cast of a BBC Two drama about the rise of the Grand Theft Auto video game series. When last we reported on this story to announce Daniel Radcliffe’s casting as Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser, the name of the project was also Grand Theft Auto, though it seems the BBC may have realized that’s not the best plan for people trying to find their film via a Google search.

Paxton is set to play crusading attorney Jack Thompson, the Florida lawyer and activist who tried to destroy Rockstar Games and get Grand Theft Auto banned from stores. He’s a fascinating character, with a past that Paxton describes as going far beyond any simple legal actions against the company …

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