Thirlby, IM Make Judgement About “Dredd”

Olivia Thirlby (“Juno”) has scored the role of Cassandra Anderson in the upcoming 3D reboot of “Judge Dredd” for DNA Films reports Variety.

The character is described as a ‘telepathic rookie who shadows Dredd’ in this $45 million futuristic neo-noir comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as the enforcer delivering justice to the streets of Mega-City One.

IM Global has just released an official synopsis on the eve of the Toronto Film Festival where it will be selling the film rights next week and hints that Mega City One is “the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth” while Dredd “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.” Tone wise it says this will be a return to the “dark, visceral incarnation” of the character seen in the comic.

Pete Travis (“Vantage Point,” “Omagh”) directs from a script by Alex Garland (“Sunshine,” “28 Days Later”). Shooting kicks off in South Africa later this year.