New Dredd Image Showcases Lena Headey

The film slated to hit theaters later this year, The LA Times today ran a special feature on the upcoming Dredd, including a new photo of Lena Headey as Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal and a special interview with the actress.

“She’s a prostitute who then kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business,” says Headey of her role. “And Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater.”

Dredd takes place in 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.

“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?‘”

Dredd will be released in 2D and 3D on September 21st.