U.S. SVOD Service Acorn Developing Biopic About British Comedian Benny Hill

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North American SVOD service Acorn is developing a biopic of irreverent British comedian Benny Hill. The digital platform is working up a 2 x 90-minute series about the comic, best known for his wild slapstick shenanigans, with Midsomer Murders writer Caleb Ranson. Lonely Boy: The Benny Hill Story will follow Hill's life from the mid-1930s through his tragic death in the 1990s and will explore his early career as well as his rise to fame and tragic decline in the late 80s…