Lena Headey is the Villainous Ma-Ma in Pete Travis' Judge Dredd
by Ethan Anderton
January 11, 2011
She's already kicked-ass and fought Terminators as the titular character in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", now it seems actress Lena Headey will be facing off against Karl Urban in director Pete Travis' Dredd the new adaptation of Judge Dredd. Apparently Bleeding Cool had heard rumblings of the casting before it turned up at a reliable Judge Dredd fansite, and Headey has already been shooting on the film for a week. So who's she playing? The actress is taking on the villainous role of Madeline Madrigal (aka Ma-Ma), the leader of a gang who over run the Peach Tree City Block where the majority of the action in it takes place.
The script is said to describe the villain as a woman in her late 50's or early 60's with a big scar through her cheek and lip. Obviously the age range has probably been changed since Headey isn't anywhere near that old. We've already seen a rough first look at Karl Urban in costume as Judge Dredd, but I'm hoping for a more official, high quality glimpse at this new adaptation soon. 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. Thoughts?