March 12, 2013
TMI: Today’s Movie Info
Director Steven Soderbergh is putting the finishing touches on Behind the Candelabra, an HBO film based on the story of Liberace and his partner of 6 years, Scott Thorson. The film airs May 26 and stars Michael Douglas (yes, that’s him in the Entertainment Weekly cover photo) as the flamboyant performer known for his extravagant costumes. Matt Damon will play Thorson. In typical Hollywood fashion, Mr. Douglas is older now than Liberace was when he died in 1987. Thorson was a teenager when he first met Liberace, and 24 when he filed his 1982 lawsuit. While Matt Damon is a young looking 42, very few would confuse him for a twenty-something. Debbie Reynolds, who once appeared on Liberace’s TV show, will play his mother. No trailer is available yet.