Thirlby joins ‘Judge Dredd’

Thesp to play telepathic rookie

LONDON — Olivia Thirlby has been cast as Cassandra Anderson in DNA Films’ 3D adaptation of “Judge Dredd.”

Thirlby, best known for playing the best friend of Ellen Page’s preggo character in “Juno,” will star opposite Karl Urban’s Dredd (“Star Trek,” “Doom”) in the futuristic action pic. She will play the telepathic rookie who shadows Dredd.

Pic is helmed by “Vantage Point” and “Omagh” director Pete Travis and script is penned by “Sunshine” and “28 Days Later” scribe Alex Garland (both DNA-produced fare). It is skedded to shoot in South Africa this year.

The $45 million futuristic pic is backed by India-based Reliance Big Entertainment and Stuart Ford’s aggressive sales outfit IM Global through a deal with Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich’s DNA Films banner.

IM Global will sell the comicbook adaptation, announced during Cannes this year, at the Toronto Film Festival next week.

DNA will also have a major presence in Toronto this year — the shingle is there with Brit pic “Never Let Me Go,” starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. The love story, based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s bestselling tome and helmed by Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo”), will screen at the fest Sept. 11 before its domestic release on Sept. 15. Pic unspools at Telluride this weekend.

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