Burke & Hare
William Burke (Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead) and William Hare (Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Lord of the Rings trilogy) luck into some easy money when they discover they can sell a fresh cadaver to Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton, The Ghost Writer) at Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. After ôsomehowö producing another corpse to sell, Burke and Hare suddenly find themselves in a lucrative if unsavory business. However, the next cadaver is not quite so easy to obtain, and when word gets out of how profitable the trade is, the duo find themselves blackmailed and in dire need of more bodies. Murder is not a laughing matter, but then again, this is the 1820's. Co-starring Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and directed by John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Animal House), who returns to feature films after more than a decade to helm this dark, grisly comedy, based on an entirely true story. Based on a true story, nineteenth-century Scottish gravediggers William Burke and William Hare find a lucrative business in selling cadavers to Edinburgh Medical College for dissection, relying on murder when their supply runs short.
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