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Acorn Media Prepping "Lonely Boy: The Benny Hill Story"

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Silver Spring, MD; May 31, 2018 – Acorn Media Enterprises (Ame), the UK-based development division for the Acorn TV brand of Rlj Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: Rlje), has partnered with Free@Last TV to develop the first ever scripted biopic of legendary comic Benny Hill, who despite immense popularity led a lonely life. The series is in development as 2 x 90 minutes/4 x 45 minutes with Caleb Ranson writing the series. The biopic will follow Benny Hill’s life from the mid-1930s through his tragic death in the 1990s.

Earlier this year, Acorn Media Enterprises with Free@Last TV announced Acorn TV’s first sole commission with the return of Agatha Raisin, Series 2 starring Ashley Jensen, which begins filming this summer.

“Lonely Boy: The Benny Hill Story” is an original drama that spans the life and times of Benny Hill from his early days as a part

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