Simon Pegg (Scotty) will star in the black comedy Burke and Hare, directed by John Landis.
Burke and Hare, written by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, will tell the story of gruesome murders that occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland, between 1827-1828. Killers William Burke and William Hare murdered seventeen people and then sold the bodies of their victims to Edinburgh Medical College for research purposes.
Currently, Pegg can be seen in Paul, a movie about two British comic book geeks taking a road trip across America. Paul is currently in post-production and is due out next year.