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Olivia Thirlby Joins 'Judge Dredd'

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Sep 03, 2010 | 9:16am EDT

ALT TEXTOlivia Thirlby -- best known as Ellen Page's hip-speaking bestie in Juno -- has been cast in the upcoming 3D adaptation of Judge Dredd. She stars opposite Karl Urban (Star Trek) as a telepathic rookie who shadows his character, Dredd.

Pete Travis (Vantage Point) is directing the Alex Garland (Sunshine, 28 Days Later) penned script. The film has a budget of $45 million and starts shooting later this year in South Africa. The film's producers have confirmed that Dredd will be a stand alone film, not connected at all to the Sylvester Stallone film from the '90s (thankfully! eesh!).

It's another big step up the entertainment industry ladder for Thirlby, who currently is shooting the Timur Bekmambetov-produced The Darkest Hour and has roles in the Ivan Reitman-directed, recently re-titled rom-com No Strings as well as the ensemble fantasy comedy The Other Side.  Expect big things from this snarky brunette in the future.

Source: Variety

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