Twitter rumblings would have us believe so. The similarity between the actor, who has appeared in hot TV show Law & Order amongst others, and the protagonist of the GTA V trailer prompted the suggestion on the GTA Forums.
Since that time IMDB has now listed Ned Luke as playing the lead role, currently thought to be an Albert De Silva. Twitter talk by fellow actor Jimmy Taenaka followed, which makes it pretty clear he knows the score and isn’t afraid to let us know.
“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!”
“Grand Theft Auto V trailer with Ned Luke our homey as the LEAD!”
“@RockstarGames #GTAV looks awesome! it’s not official but I know that voice and look #NedLuke He is bigger & badder than Statham… lookout.”
Personally I would adore a game starring The Statham doing his GTA-thing in the mean streets of London, and I’m not quite sure of the relevance of ‘Wholly Molly’, but exciting news nonetheless!