Michael Douglas and Matt Damon; do they make for a good romantic pairing? Courtesy of HBO's Behind the Candelabra, here be the first few images of the pair in their forthcoming flick, Liberace. For the biopic, Douglas stars as the dazzling performer himself, while Damon takes on the role of his long-term lover, Scott Thorson. Liberace, for those of you who aren't aware, was a world famous American pianist and vocalist who passed away in 1987 after suffering a bout of Aids related pneumonia.
Helmed by Steven Soderbergh from a book by Thorson, the biopic is said to focus more so on the latter years of Liberace's life as he struggled not only with his health but also with the rife rumours circulating about his sexuality. What's more, it details the legal difficulties between the pair as Thorson sued Liberace for palimony in 1982. Thorson was just 17 when he met Liberace.
Joining Douglas and Damon for the flick will be Dan Akroyd who plays Liberace's long term manager, Rob Lowe and Debbie Reynolds who stars as his mother.