FIRST LOOK: Michael Douglas & Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's Liberace Biopic BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Published: February 7, 2013 - 11:38am
Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Contagion) and Emmy Award-winning producer Jerry Weintraub (His Way) are brining Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to 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.
The film is expected to debut at the Cannes Film Festival and will air on HBO sometime later this year.