A while ago we told you about John Landis and Simon Pegg bringing us a new film based upon the ghoulish real life misadventures of the serial killing, corpse selling duo Burke and Hare. Today a bit more casting news has come to light.
Over on Simon Pegg’s Twittter page the actor/filmmaker/national treasure posted the following message:
“David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS”
OK, so Tennant is out, but who is AS? Good thing we just watched Sherlock Holmes! Andy Serkis will be taking over David’s role of William Hare, joining Pegg himself as William Burke, as well as (the unconfirmed) John Cleese, Bill Bailey, and Pollyanna McIntosh.
For those unfamiliar with the misdeeds of Burke and Hare which were known as the West Port murders — These crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection.
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