Here's a new image from the Pete Travis directed movie Dredd. The image gives us up close and personal look at Game of Thrones star Lena Heady as Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal. The L.A. Times conducted an interview with the actress who says,
She’s a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business, and Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.
She goes on to talk about her character, saying,
I think of her like an old great white shark who is just waiting for someone bigger and stronger to show up and kill her. She’s ready for it. In fact, she can’t wait for it to happen. And yet no one can get the job done. She’s an addict, so she’s dead in that way, but that last knock just hasn’t come. This big, fat, scarred shark moving through the sea and everyone flees and she’s like, ‘Will someone just have the balls to do it? Please?‘
That definitely gives us a sense of how insanely badass her character is going to be in this film. The script comes from Alex Garland, who also wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine. It stars Karl Urban as Dredd and Olivia Thirlby. It's looking and sounding like this going to be a great adaptation of the comic, and I'm excited to see how far they've taken it. The movie was recently given an R-rating, so that's a plus.
Here's the synopsis:
DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.
Dredd hits theaters September 21st, 2012. What do you think of Headey's look?