Lena Headey has quite the role in the upcoming reboot (Lords of Kobol! I hate even recognizing that Stallone EVER made a Dredd movie.) of the Judge Dredd comics titled Dredd starring Karl Urban.

Lena plays the part of Madeline ‘Ma-Ma’ Madrigal.

“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.”

Dredd takes place in Mega City One, one of the few remaining quasi-civilized cities on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most well known and feared Judges. Street level officers of the law with the power to enforce and sentence offenders on the spot – lethally if necessary. Living in this violent world, ‘Ma-Ma’ does what she has to. Lena went on to describe the character:

“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,” continues the “Game of Thrones” star. “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?‘”

This NerdBastard won’t have much trouble accepting her as a bad person. I’ll just think of Cersi and take away all her families money. Although we have not seen a trailer or clip for Dredd yet, the stills are looking good. That gritty, violent look and feel that the Judge Dredd comics have always had seems to be coming through in the film.

Category: Comics, Film

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