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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Star in Film about Liberace [VIDEO]

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I’m guessing the hardest character to portray in a movie would be a non-fictional one, like President John Kennedy, or Apple’s Steve Jobs. And now, Michael Douglas is taking over the role of the one-of-a-kind Liberace. Filming is scheduled to start next summer on “Behind the Candelabra”, the HBO movie starring Douglas and Matt Damon. Damon plays Scott Thorson, Liberace’s younger live-in lover. The biopic will be directed by Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh produced “Ocean’s Eleven” starring Matt Damon, and directed Michael Douglas in “Traffic”.

And now, they take on a project about the life of a man who was a household word in the 50s. In those years, and later decades, the flamboyant Liberace dominated Las Vegas, was a regular on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, “The Tonight Show” and guested on several television sitcoms. Michael Douglas has declared he’s beat cancer and it will be a treat to see what he can do with this character out of our past known for his piano playing, outrageous costumes and extravagant jewelry. Check out this video. He wasn’t your average Joe.


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