Simon Pegg made headlines last year when stepped up to star in "Thriller" director John Landis' "Burke and Hare." The dark comedy about a couple of murderous 19th century grave robbers later grabbed former "Doctor Who" leading man David Tennant to appear next to Pegg in one of the title roles. Now, Tennant appears to have cancelled, but Landis has instead managed to cast frequent Peter Jackson collaborator Andy Serkis.
"David Tennant had to drop out of 'B&H' but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS," Simon Pegg wrote on this Twitter account today.
Pegg's tweet doesn't explicitly state that Serkis will be picking up Tennant's role, but it seems to imply that that's the case. If so, Serkis would be appearing as William Hare next to Pegg as William Burke, and we can expect to see the two Scotting it up as they turn living folks into cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
Pegg already has a head start on that role, as he tweeted earlier today that he spent some time at a "'Burke & Hare' dialect sesh." Both Londoners will have to modulate their pronunciations a bit when they step into their parts.
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