Aftter being cast with Simon Pegg in the new John Landis movie Burke & Hare – about the notorious Vitcorian murderers and grave robbers – it seems former Doctor Who star David Tennant has had to drop out.
News was announced on @SimonPegg‘s Twitter page:
â€œDavid 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.â€
“AS” is of course Gollum/King Kong actor Andy Serkis who is currently starring as Ian Dury in the movie Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Tennant starred alongside Serkis in the BBC film Einstein and Eddington in 2008
Burke and Hare were Irish immigrants whose victims body parts were sold for medical dissection at the Edinburgh Medical College. Pretty grim subject matter, although the story has been dramatised several times.
There is no word as yet as to why Tennant dropped out, although it is likely due to scheduling.