Tennant and Pegg Team Up
Two of Britain’s most popular actors have been cast in director John Landis’ Burke and Hare. According to Bloody Disgusting, Landis’ return to filmmaking will have him working with David Tennant, fresh off Doctor Who, and Simon Pegg, who gained acclaim in Star Trek.
The title characters are based on the famed 19th Century graverobbers who made a nice live providing corpses to an Edinburgh medical school. Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft (St. Trinian’s) have written the script based on the real life incidents involving the hapless Burke (Pegg) and Hare (Tennant). Given demand, the pair would try and hasten along the end for borders at the lodging house run by Hare’s wife.
Landis last directed Susan’s Plan in 1998 while Tennant just completed shooting the sequel to St. Trinian’s, also written by Ashworth and Moorcroft. Pegg guest starred on Doctor Who, but played opposite Christopher Eccleston’s version of the Time Lord.