Via reddit, above is your first look image of Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon playing his lover in BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in this LIBERACE biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh.
This project took time because if you recalled, there was a point a few years back when Douglas had to undergo treatments for throat cancer which he eventually beat. Soderbergh and Damon went on to make other movies while waiting for Douglas to get well.
But now all three have come together again to pick up LIBERACE. But instead of having the film go to theaters, it will now air on HBO and the official title is BEHIND THE CANDELABRA..
Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (“Contagion,” “Traffic,” “Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen”) and Emmy Award-winning producer Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen,” “The Karate Kid” series, HBO’s Emmy-nominated “His Way”) will bring the film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, starring Academy Award winners Michael Douglas (“Wall Street,” “Traffic,” “Solitary Man”) and Matt Damon (“Contagion,” “Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen,” “Invictus”) to HBO Films, it was announced today by Len Amato, president, HBO Films.
Executive produced by Weintraub and produced by Gregory Jacobs (“Contagion,” “The Informant!”) and Susan Ekins (“Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen,” “The Karate Kid” series), BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at the tempestuous relationship between legendary entertainer Liberace and Scott Thorson, his younger live-in lover. Directed by Soderbergh from a script by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (“Water for Elephants,” “The Fisher King”), the film stars Douglas as Liberace and Damon as Thorson.