The Dredd production team’s marketing mavericks have put a new clip from the upcoming movie on the Internet. This is our first long look at the film’s villain Ma Ma, played by none other than Game of Thrones Cersi Lannister, Lena Headey.
Lena has a history of playing smart, strong willed women that don’t take much crap from anyone. Just check out her prior roles, the Spartan Queen in 300 and Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Headey plays the drug lord Ma Ma in this latest film version of Judge Dredd. Ma Ma is the former prostitute who is now in complete control of a 200-story vertical slum. She rules this building with an iron hand, dealing her own version of justice and a new drug “Slo-Mo.” It’s a substance that allows users to experience reality at a fraction of normal speed.
Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and rookie partner Cassandra (Olivia Thirlby) end up in Ma Ma’s building following a criminal suspect. The pair of judges don’t go unnoticed and Ma Ma puts out the word to the buildings inhabitants:
“Somewhere in this block are two judges. I want them dead. Until I get what I want, the block is locked down.”
Dredd hits theaters everywhere on September 21, 2013.