Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V's Lead Character Comes to Light?

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There's been all manner of rumours, hearsay and speculation whizzing around the web since the Grand Theft Auto V debut trailer landed a couple of weeks ago, and usually, we don't buy into that sort of thing unless it looks especially juicy or credible, and this latest rumour could have a bit of weight behind it.

It's regarding GTA V's lead character, who many assume will be the trailer's narrator. Apparently, it's the voice of Law & Order star Ned Luke, who's credited with the role of Albert De Silva on the GTA V IMDb page. This is backed up by a tweet from actor Jimmy Taenaka, which reads: "my fellow thespian Ned Luke is the lead voice and profile in the upcoming game by Rockstar Grand Theft Auto 5! Way to go Ned! Wholly Molly!"

Taenaka later took back his statement, claiming that he, like the majority of fans, simply recognised the voice, and rather uncanny likeness of actor Luke and the suited mobster character featured in the trailer (pictured). So, while it still looks as though Ned Luke is more than likely in the game in some capacity, it's not yet known whether he'll be in the lead role. Nothing has been confirmed by Rockstar since the trailer.

A second look at the IMDb page for GTA V, also lists Young Maylay as reprising his Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas role as Carl 'CJ' Johnson, but this is merely rumoured. Could we be seeing a return for Los Santos' original rags to riches hero though? Possibly. Again, nothing's been confirmed, so all of this is pure speculation for now.

[Via BeefJack]


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Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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