Lena Headey to Play Villain in DREDD [UPDATED]

     January 11, 2011

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Actress Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) may have landed the role of the main villain in DreddJudge Dredd Movie News [via Bleeding Cool] reports that Headey has been cast as gang-leader, Madeline Madrigal aka Ma-Ma.  Although the script describes the character as “in her late fifties or early sixties with a big scar through her cheek and lip,” I imagine they’ll just keep the scar and reduce the character’s age.  Bleeding Cool reports that Ma-Ma and her gang have taken over the Peach Tree City Block and that most of the film takes place in this location.

Based on the 2000AD comic Judge Dredd, the new film promises to be more faithful to the source material than the dreadful Sylvester Stallone flick.  Pete Travis (Vantage Point) will direct from a script by Alex Garland (28 Days Later).  Karl Urban stars as Dredd and Olivia Thirlby (Juno) costars as psychic rookie Judge Cassandra Alexander.  Filming on the 3D flick is currently underway Johannesburg. [Update: The Playlist confirms that Headey has been cast as the film’s villain.]

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