dan aykroyd joins burke and hare

This may night be the reunion you were looking for (Ghostbusters 3), but Dan Aykroyd‘s most recent film gig is still pretty eventful. The actor will once again join director John Landis in a feature film and this time it’s for the upcoming adaptation of Burke and Hare. The leads have already been cast with Simon Pegg and David Tennant in the title roles, so this should be interesting.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Aykroyd, has joined the cast of the Gothic comedy in an undisclosed role. This will be his eighth feature film with Landis so it will be a comforting return to the big screen for the actor. Burke and Hare centers on a pair of Irish immigrant murderers in early 19th century Edinburgh who sold on the corpses of their victims to the local medical college. Along with Pegg and Tennant, Aykroyd will also join Bill Nighy in the film.

With the exception of the two protagonists, everyone else’s character descriptions are being kept under lock and key. What’s up with all the secrecy? This is supposed to be a black comedy, so perhaps it adds to the ambiance of the whole thing, either way the film is shaping up quite nicely. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Landis or Aykroyd in the limelight, not to mention the excitement of Mr. Tennant co-headlining a feature film? Best Doctor Who ever!

What do you think of Dan Aykroyd joining the cast of Burke and Hare?