Juno and The Wackness co-star Olivia Thirlby has been cast in the recently retitled Dredd, the new adaptation of the British comic series Judge Dredd. Thirlby will be playing Judge Cassandra Anderson, a member of the Psi Division of the future law enforcement organization that Judge Dredd belongs to.
As a rookie Judge, Thirlby’s character will be shadowing Dredd around the crime-ridden streets of Mega City One. Karl Urban is already set to play the stone cold titular Judge of the movie.
Vantage Point helmer Pete Travis is scheduled to have cameras rolling on the $45 million budgeted film in South Africa by the end of the year. The film is slated to be produced in 3D. Currently, the production is in the process of locking down distribution deals at the Toronto Film Festival, so I suspect that we’ll hear more cast and release details shortly.