Shreds of Grand Theft Auto-related information have come up in the past. Most recently, Take-Two registered a series of domains that sounded a lot like the type of satirical brands that are expected to populate the billboards and airwaves in a GTA game. Prior to that, analyst Michael Pachter speculated that a release of GTA5 before the end of January 2012 makes a lot of sense due to the contract situation with key Rockstar employees.
Supererogatory's search for information about GTA5 begins with a casting call for "Sao Paulo Knights," which an actor's website indicates is another name for Max Payne 3. From there, two casting calls for an "interactive project" known as Rush were found, which is now thought to be the code name for GTA5. "Simon" and "Albert de Silva." Simon is referenced in the call for the role of Nervous Jerry, who is apparently "terrified of Simon." And Albert appears in the description for Kevin de Silva, "Albert's fat, FPS-playing son" who "smokes a lot of weed" and is "into making racist comments while playing online." The investigation suggests that one of these characters could conceivably be the game's protagonist, as the larger role would typically be cast separately. Perhaps Simon and Albert are protagonist and antagonist? Or perhaps there are two playable characters?An actress has Rush listed as a production from Take-Two. She played the role of "inner city female street," something that wouldn't sound out of place in a GTA game. Telsey & Company has worked with Rockstar in the past and is responsible for the castings. Also, Actress Shandar Robinson lists a role as "Female City Street" in RUSH on her resumé, with the production company listed as Take 2 Games. GTA IV had a similar one-word codename when casting was underway for it -- FROZEN.
Previous GTA rumors have pegged GTA5's setting as Hollywood. Many of the character in the casting calls sound like people who would be living in or around Los Angeles -- among the characters listed are a "Beverly Hills party boy," "Californian divorcee," actor, actress' publicist, and "FBI agent who now mostly works offering advice on TV shows."
Rumored characters in GTA V:
- Mitch Hayes:
38 - Annoying, wise cracking, highly successful FBI agent. In great shape. Does triathlons, drinks low cal beer, but still has a sense of humor.
- Miguel Gonzalez:
25 Young Mexican American FBI agent, caught between a few mob bosses. Very clean cut
23 - Moronic, almost inbred and creepy white trash hillbilly. Very naïve but in a creepy 'it's only incest sort of way'
- Brother Adam:
Welsh monk / cult leader / yoga teacher - 50, very lithe, very into exploring your personal tension through gripping massage. Needs Welsh accent.
- Mrs Avery:
Neurotic soccer mom, home maker, 48, anxious and addled on pain killers. Very angry at neighbor MRS Bell.
- Mrs Bell:
Swinger, and mellow Californian divorcee. 45. Ugly but comfortable with self.
47 - Weed evangelist, guy who started smoking at 30, and is now a leading proponent of marijuana's fantastic properties. White, awkward.
- Ira Bernstein:
56 - publicist for an actress known as America's newest sweetheart who just so happens to love animals, orphans, drugs and sex. He's always trying to hide her latest indiscretion.
- Kevin De Silva:
18 - Albert's fat, FPS playing gamer son. Smokes a lot of weed, has anxiety issues and a card for a bad back, very soft, very opinionated. Into making racist comments while playing online.
- Harut Vartanyan:
42-52 years old - Armenian car dealer, moneylender, would be Fagin and would be bully. Heavily connected to the underworld, but irritates people so much no one likes him.
- Nervous Jerry:
48 - paranoiac living in the sticks, near Simon, completely paranoid, and terrified of Simon.
- Calvin North:
55 - clapped out FBI agent who now mostly works offering advice on TV shows - whose only claim to fame turns out to be entirely false - but a decent guy in other ways. Badly dressed. Divorced. Putting on weight.
- Jerry Cole:
53 - disabled IT expert and criminal information vendor.
- Rich Roberts:
English hardman actor, 35, who acts tough but who wants to do serious work - the only problem is he can't quite read the words.
white 52 yr old loosie goosie hippy rich guy who has lost his money and is getting desperate but trying not to.
45-52 years old - unshaven female spiritualist and hippy with a love of exploring the wilderness. Very into journeys.
29 - pretty boy misogynist Beverly Hills party boy. Made money, but not as cool as he thinks he is.
- Tae Wong:
39 - somewhat incompetent Chinese mobster, loves doing ecstasy, going to raves.
- Taes Translator:
45 - VERY STRAIGHT LACED Chinese translator, terrified of his boss's dad. Male, awkward. Needs to speak Chinese.
None of this is definitive, of course, but the pieces seem to fit together quite nicely. If Pachter is right and GTA5 is coming by the end of January 2012, it shouldn't be much longer before we hear official word about it. Analysts predict that GTA V will be announced during Take 2's fiscal year 2012 due to the expiration of contracts between Take 2 and key members of developer Rockstar North's staff in January 2012. Grand Theft Auto IV was first announced in May 2006, with the plan for it to be released in October 2007. After it didn't make it out until April 2008, Rockstar may have decided to keep its GTA reveals closer to its chest to avoid such a long wait between the announcement and release of GTA5.
Article Source: Gamepro