BloodyDisgusting.com is reporting that David Tennant and Simon Pegg will star in the black comedy Burke and Hare for director John Landis:
BD’s David Harley writes in that David Tennant, star of “Dr Who”, has been cast alongside Simon Pegg in Burke and Hare, as was announced by director John Landis this weekend at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, FL. Based on a true story, Burke and Hare is about two 19th century graverobbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. The screenplay was penned by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.
I’ll be in my bunk.
Anyway, Ashworth and Moorcroft are writers on St. Trinian’s — which I must review soon, and the sequel of which Tennant just wrapped filming in (he plays the villain) — and Landis is, of course, Landis. The film’s IMDB page is here; more info on the real Burke and Hare can be found at Wikipedia.
I’d say the Edinburgh setting means that we might get to hear David Tennant’s real accent in this one… except the blokes were Irish immigrants. D’oh!
(Image stolen from Dark Horizons.)