The Washington Post

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas to play lovers in Liberace biopic


Matt Damon is signed up for “Behind the Candelabra.” (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

Douglas will play the flamboyant pianist, and Damon will take on the role of Scott Thorson, Liberace’s younger, live-in lover, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The movie, “Behind the Candelabra,” is based on Thorson’s book about his relationship with Liberace and is slated to begin production next summer, with Steven Soderbergh directing.

The announcement solidifies a plan by Soderbergh — making a Liberace film with Douglas and Damon — that has been in the works for years.

The project marks the first time the actors will work together, though both have experience with Soderbergh. The filmmaker directed Douglas in “Traffic” and has teamed up with Damon on the “Ocean’s” films, “The Informant!” and “Contagion.”

Comments
Show Comments
0 Comments
Washington Post Subscriptions

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

A limited time offer for Apple Pay users.

Buy with
Cancel anytime

$9.99/month after the two month trial period. Sales tax may apply.
By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Service, Digital Products Terms of Sale & Privacy Policy.

Get 2 months of digital access to The Washington Post for just 99¢.

Most Read
Read stories based on reporting for “Trump Revealed,” a broad, comprehensive biography of the life of the president-elect.

entertainment

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing