Bodysnatchers movie Burke and Hare world premiere announced

Posted on 18 October 2010
By Oliver Logan
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The Curzon Cinema on Kings Road, Chelsea, London rolls out the red carpet for the stars of the new British comedy Burke and Hare, premiering on Monday October 25th.

Directed by Hollywood legend John Landis (American Werewolf in London, Blues Brothers) the body-snatchers comedy boasts an all-star British cast led by Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Run Fat Boy Run) and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic).

Burke and Hare is a comedic take on the true story of the Edinburgh body-snatchers William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis).

These two Irish entrepreneurs, spurred on by a chance meeting with a gorgeous actress (Isla Fisher), discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.

Landis directs an award-winning international cast, also featuring Jessica Hynes (neé Stevenson: Spaced, Son of Rambow, Shaun of the Dead).

An Entertainment Film Distributors and Ealing Studios Presentation of a Fragile Film in association with Aegis Film Fund and Prescience.

Burke and Hare will be released in cinemas across the UK on October 29th.