Andy Serkis joins Burke and Hare
Published 22/01/2010 | 13:29
Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson have all joined the cast of grave robbing thriller Burke And Hare.
Simon Pegg revealed on Twitter that Serkis was replacing David Tennant alongside him in the movie, directed by John Landis, and this has now been officially confirmed - along with the additions of Wilkinson and Fisher, Heat Vision Blog reveals.
Pegg and Serkis will star as the infamous 19th century grave robbers William Burke and William Hare, who turn to murder when they start to run out of easily accessible bodies to sell to medical schools,
Fisher will play Burke's girlfriend, an aspiring actress looking for a patron who gets caught up in the murders, and Wilkinson will take the role of Dr Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer eager for fresh bodies to dissect.
Landis will return to directing after 10 years in February, when the film starts shooting in Edinburgh and London.