I'm not sure if he plays Burke or Hare, or if it even matters. What I do know is that the cast sounds nearly as promising as the premise. Andy Serkis plays his partner in crime, and Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson have supporting roles. I like.
The movie somehow takes a humorous twist on real life events, which involve two men who started killing people for payment as they provided the cadavers for medical research. It's grim stuff, but I have my fingers crossed on this one, because it does sound like there's plenty of opportunity for farce and satire.
Now that I think of it, Burke and Hare sounds like the kind of movie that would have been right up Vincent Price's alley back in the day. In fact, didn't he star in a film about an undertaker who killed his clientèle? I think he did, but I can't remember the name of that one.
Anyway, this new movie is scheduled to hit theaters in the fall. Maybe it'll be a Halloween release--it'd be a nice change of pace from the interminable Saw series.