Like Judge Dredd? Like pretty ladies? Then have I got news for you! Looks like Olivia Thirlby has joined the cast of the upcoming Judge Dredd reboot; according to Variety, she'll be playing "a telepathic rookie who shadows Dredd.” You'll probably know Thirlby best as Juno's witty best friend in Juno, although she's apparently been doing a lot of indie work over the last few years. She'll also be co-starring with Emile Hirsch in the upcoming alien-invasion thriller The Darkest Hour, so it looks like she might have a hankering for sci-fi (or, at least, recognizes that it's a good path to a large fanbase for a young, attractive actress).
Hey, if Diane Lane can pull off being a Judge, then there's no reason that Thirlby can't - it's just kind of amusing that the Judge armor probably weighs more than she does. What do you think she's packing, 80 pounds? 90, tops? I'm going to go ahead and bet that her telepathic powers allow her to see a second into the future and thus gain the upper hand in combat, or some such. But what do you think? Does Judge Dredd even need a sidekick? Is this an upgrade over Rob Schneider?