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02.04.2010

David Tennant is out, but many others have been added to the cast of BURKE AND HARE.

So far we have: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, and a small part for Stephen Merchant.

Now prepare to geek out to the new names joining the cast: Jessica Hynes (SPACED, SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Bill Bailey (HOT FUZZ), Reece Shearsmith (SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Christopher Lee, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Hugh Bonneville (NOTTING HILL), David Schofield (GLADIATOR, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Allan Corduner (FRED CLAUS), and Michael Smiley (SPACED).

Two of the actors shared time with Simon Pegg on the series SPACED, Jessica Hynes and Michael Smiley. Hynes will play the part of Serkis' long suffering wife.

I am more than eager to hear what they have in store for Lee and Curry. It's been awhile since I've seen Curry in anything decent. As far as Lee is concerned, he is always in something wonderful playing someone spectacular.

For those who aren't caught up on the plot, it's based on the real exploits of the two men, BURKE AND HARE. It will follow the Edinburgh-based (Irish by birth) body snatchers William Burke (Pegg) and William Hare (Serkis) who realize that selling corpses to medical schools can be good business. When they start to run out of bodies, things get a bit out of control.

This will be a return to feature films for John Landis, who hasn't directed a movie since 1998. Landis describes the film as, A very black romantic comedy in the classic tradition of the Ealing Studios' KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS and THE LADYKILLERS. We are ready Landis! Bring this shit on!

Extra Tidbit: You might also recognized Hynes from DOCTOR WHO. She played Joan Redfern in two separate episodes. I did not like her character in the least. Probably because I was jealous. Le sigh...
Source: Empire

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11:33AM on 02/05/2010

Awesome for Lee

Christopher Lee is one of those actors I wish could live forever. He's not in a lot of films, but he brings so much to everything he does. He was one of the only characters I liked in the Star Wars prequels.
Christopher Lee is one of those actors I wish could live forever. He's not in a lot of films, but he brings so much to everything he does. He was one of the only characters I liked in the Star Wars prequels.
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8:05AM on 02/05/2010

AWESOME ADDITIONS

Some really good additions, I've been looking forward to this for ages. However I don't get why you've put Reece Shearsmith's main credit as Shaun of the Dead, when he was in it for about 20 seconds, and appeared in several Spaced episodes. So a bit off on the research, as Bill Bailey was in several episodes of spaced. So 4 actors shared screen time with simon pegg on spaced not 2. Glad Reece Shearsmith is in this film, anyone to have seen The League of gentlemen, Psychoville or the cottage,
Some really good additions, I've been looking forward to this for ages. However I don't get why you've put Reece Shearsmith's main credit as Shaun of the Dead, when he was in it for about 20 seconds, and appeared in several Spaced episodes. So a bit off on the research, as Bill Bailey was in several episodes of spaced. So 4 actors shared screen time with simon pegg on spaced not 2. Glad Reece Shearsmith is in this film, anyone to have seen The League of gentlemen, Psychoville or the cottage, know this kind of film is right up his street.
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10:26AM on 02/05/2010
20 seconds or not, I went with what people would be most familiar with. I can't guess how many people will know these actors. I have to cover the elementary movie fan as well as the scholar. You wouldn't believe how many people haven't seen SPACED. But thanks for the comment, I'll throw SPACED up there too.
20 seconds or not, I went with what people would be most familiar with. I can't guess how many people will know these actors. I have to cover the elementary movie fan as well as the scholar. You wouldn't believe how many people haven't seen SPACED. But thanks for the comment, I'll throw SPACED up there too.
12:43AM on 02/05/2010
Ronnie Corbett the smaller half of the two Ronnies, Cool.Christopher Lee a couple of decades of nothing,now you cant slow the old fella down.
Ronnie Corbett the smaller half of the two Ronnies, Cool.Christopher Lee a couple of decades of nothing,now you cant slow the old fella down.
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11:49PM on 02/04/2010
I remember hearing about this movie a long time ago. I'm so glad to now know that it has a huge and talented cast. I can't wait for this!!
I remember hearing about this movie a long time ago. I'm so glad to now know that it has a huge and talented cast. I can't wait for this!!
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11:49PM on 02/04/2010
This is going to be extraordinary. I can't wait to see Pegg and Serkis slumming through the Edinburgh vaults hunting whores and drifters.
This is going to be extraordinary. I can't wait to see Pegg and Serkis slumming through the Edinburgh vaults hunting whores and drifters.
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10:34PM on 02/04/2010

Wow

This movie is officially on my radar now. That cast is pretty awesome. I'm especially glad to see Lee and Hynes getting more work.
This movie is officially on my radar now. That cast is pretty awesome. I'm especially glad to see Lee and Hynes getting more work.
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10:04PM on 02/04/2010
I love Tim Curry and unfortunately haven't had the pleasure of seeing him in much over the last several years. It'll be great to see him shine again.
I love Tim Curry and unfortunately haven't had the pleasure of seeing him in much over the last several years. It'll be great to see him shine again.
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8:33PM on 02/04/2010
According to Simon Pegg on Twitter, Cleese isnt in the movie and doesnt know why hes listed on IMDB.
According to Simon Pegg on Twitter, Cleese isnt in the movie and doesnt know why hes listed on IMDB.
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8:43PM on 02/04/2010
Wishful thinking I suppose. It was part of the Bill Nighty casting.
Wishful thinking I suppose. It was part of the Bill Nighty casting.
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8:29PM on 02/04/2010

He's like fire and ice

Whatever happened to the news that David Tennant was going to be playing the part Andy Serkis now is?
Whatever happened to the news that David Tennant was going to be playing the part Andy Serkis now is?
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7:40PM on 02/04/2010
I'm guessing Lee and Curry will yet again be playing some form of antagonists. Not that I'm complaining, they are soooo good at it.
I'm guessing Lee and Curry will yet again be playing some form of antagonists. Not that I'm complaining, they are soooo good at it.
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