Antonia Bird Loves Her ‘Meat’

Robert Carlyle and Colin Firth will star in Antonia Bird’s The Meat Trade, with an original screenplay by “Trainspotting” novelist Irvine Welsh, according to Variety. Set in Edinburgh, it’s a contemporary reworking of the crimes of the 19th century bodysnatchers Burke and Hare. This notorious duo made a living robbing graves to provide doctors with cadavers for experimentation. When the supply of corpses dried up, they started killing tramps.

 
Source: Variety