Karl Urban Stars As ‘Dredd’

In the film "Dredd," the future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington, DC, lies Mega City One - a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges," who possess the combined powers of Judge, Jury and instant Executioner.

Karl Urban plays Dredd, known and feared throughout the city, he is the ultimate Judge, the best and most brutal judge in the sector, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture.

"Dredd" opens Sept. 19 in all cinemas nationwide.