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Rockstar Games sues BBC over telemovie about being sued

The irony is not lost on this writer
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: May 26, 2015 3:21 am

Back in April, we revealed that the UK's BBC were planning a telemovie about the legal wranglings between Rockstar Games and lawyer Jack Thompson, with 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe to portray Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser and Bill Paxton as anti-'Grand Theft Auto' crusading lawyer Jack Thompson. Now it seems that the tables have turned, with the game company doing the suing.




In an ironic touch, Rockstar Games is sending in the lawyers in an attempt to prevent the upcoming telemovie from being made, which would detail the tumultuous time when Jack Thompson sued the company. In a statement from Rockstar Games published by IGN, the company notes that it "is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary before kicking the project as an "unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games".


TweakTown understands that the telemovie has not begun shooting as yet, so may very be well on hold - if not cancelled - for now.

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