Aherne plans comedy comeback

New film about UK's fattest man

Caroline Aherne is planning a return to comedy – with a new film about the world’s fattest man.

She has reunited with The Royle Family's executive producer Andy Harries to work on the ITV production.

Harries told the Broadcast trade magazine: ‘It's early days. It is about the UK's fattest man – he's trying to work out if the kudos of having that title is worth sacrificing his life for.

‘It will definitely have a splash of The Royle Family in it.’

The film is described as ‘low-budget’ and is earmarked for a cinema release before being broadcast on TV. No cast has yet been announced.

Published: 8 Feb 2008

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