It Is No Longer Pegg & Tennant, But Now Pegg & Serkis for BURKE & HARE

     January 20, 2010


John Landis, who created one of the greatest horror films of all-time with An American Werewolf in London, is directing his first feature film in over a decade with Burke & Hare, a real-life story about 19th century killers William Burke and William Hare who made money by selling cadavers to doctors by not waiting for people to die of natural causes, but sped up the process by just murdering innocent people outright.  The film was originally set to star Simon Pegg as Burke and David Tennant as Hare.  But in a Twitter post today, Pegg revealed that Tennant has dropped out of the project and has been replaced with Andy Serkis.  No disrespect to Tennant, but you can’t go wrong with Serkis.  Well, maybe if you cast him as Captain America or something, but for the most part, you can’t go wrong with Serkis.

However, Pegg has since deleted his tweet.  Maybe he realized it was too early to reveal that news, or it has since turned out that Serkis will play Captain America.  Whatever happens, we’ll keep you updated on this story.  And for more on Burke & Hare, check out what we learned about the film from our AFM coverage back in November.

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