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