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Christopher Lee! Tim Curry! More Burke & Hare cast announced!

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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