Behind the Candelabra Peek: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon As Alleged Lover

Liberace - Michael Douglas

Steven Soderbergh refuses to let up his breakneck pace of filming and is already at work on his Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, which stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant sparkly-suited superstar pianist (pictured above in one of his more understated moments). Beside Douglas and his bouffant in the first pic from the set (viewable here via ABC News), we find co-star Matt Damon, who's rocking quite the '70s coif himself as Liberace's companion and alleged gay lover Scott Thorson.

Ladies and gentleman, we may have found the only man in Hollywood who can indeed rock a blonde He-Man pageboy 'do. Somebody call Jon M. Chu!

Behind the Candelabra boasts a script by Richard LaGravanesse and a supporting cast that includes Debbie Reynolds, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula, Dan Aykroyd, and Nicky Katt. The film will be released by HBO and is based on Thorson's autobiography Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace, which recounted the pair's longstanding relationship and alleged romantic involvement.

[ABC News]


  • Richard Choffe says:

    Be my Maestro, Lee
    Passion more seen, soul more heard,
    Play Liberace,
    Piano's rosetta stone,
    Maestro music is that way.

  • Ollie Gajewski says:

    I don't know, I think that Scott Thorson is a gold digger. I seen the interviews with both He and Debbie, and the crew. I'm a gay man, came out many years ago. There are 2 sides of every story, The one being told, and the truth. We all knew Liberace was gay, but we didn't care. I was a bartender in Gay bars from Chicago, IL. Calumet City IL. even Louisville Ky. NOTHING surprises me. Scott Blew all the money, a drug addict, that found God. He has a book deal and a movie, WOW. In the interview with Scott, he said that debbie never came over, Why is she pictured on Liberace's bed with them- both laughing. Maybe before.. this all happened before the drug addict moved in. Scott seen the money, thats all it was about. NOW Liberace can't defend himself, he's gone. VERY SAD WHAT PEOPLE DO. Well I wonder what he is going to say to Liberace, when he sees him in heaven. After all Scott found God. OH wait were all going to hell, for being gay. I'll have a table waiting, and a cocktail. NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU BLANCH.