Here’s a look at GAME OF THRONES’ wicked Queen Cersei herself, Lena Headey, in another evil role: Madeline “Ma-Ma” Madrigal in this September’s Dredd, the new film adaptation of the popular British comic strip Judge Dredd.
Headey helpfully described her character to the L.A. Times:
“She’s a prostitute who kills her pimp and takes over his drug-running business. Ma-Ma is a bit of a man-hater. 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. 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?’”
Clearly, this is not a Judge Dredd story movie audiences have seen before. You probably have nightmares about Sylvester Stallone’s 1995 adaptation that tried to twist Judge Dredd into a buddy-cop movie by pairing him with a goofy criminal played by… er, Rob Schneider.