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Old 09-22-2009, 11:15 AM
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Default Steven Soderbergh's Untitled Liberace Project

Came across this little tidbit at Imdb.com -

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Director Steven Soderbergh confirmed that Matt Damon will portray the gay lover to Michael Douglas’s Liberace in an upcoming biopic of the flamboyant, piano-playing entertainer.

Damon will play Scott Thorsen, the assistant and boyfriend whose 1982 palimony suit for $110 million outed Liberace, reports People magazine.

“I’m doing this Liberace movie,” Damon told the press at a junket for his new movie The Informant. “Michael Douglas is playing Liberace and I play his lover. Steven is directing it. I saw Michael last night. He comes up and says, ‘Get your Chapstick ready.’ It’s going to be a great movie. My role is a great role. But Michael’s role? It’s spectacular.”

The film is currently in preproduction.

“We’ve already done some costume and wardrobe tests on Michael, and they’re very, very, very good,” Soderbergh told a French newspaper at the Deauville Film Festival. “I swear to you, Michael amazed me. He crushed it.”

The film also reunites the Academy Award–winning director with writer Richard LaGravenese. The two previously collaborated in 2000 on Erin Brockovich — though LaGravenese’s revision was uncredited.

The as yet untitled Liberace film is projected to be released in 2011.
I'm sure Damon can pull off his role, he was very good in The Talented Mr. Ripley. But Michael Douglas as Liberace??? Bwaaaa! This I gotta see.
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I really don't want to see Micheal Douglas and Matt Damon making out..

What I find hilarious now is that most people had no clue that Liberace was gay and that his assistant outed him in 1982....
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How to go from Gordon to Glitter Man !

Michael Douglas is Liberace !
Hugh Jackman as the very young Liberace ?
Robin Williams as Seymour Heller, Liberace's manager ?
Gary Sinise as George, Liberace's brother ?
Kathy Bates as Frances, Liberace's mother ?
Kirk Douglas as Salvatore, Liberace's father ?
Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley ?
Matt Damon is Scott Thorson !!!
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Soderbergh's last picture was a masterwork so i will see this with great faith.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:47 PM
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"I can't believe Liberace was gay! I mean, women loved him!"

Sorry, had to do that.
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