Behind The Candelabra, a look at the life of celebrated pianist Liberace…
Now this we have to see! Not only is the cast amazing, but the story is true!
I don’t remember when I have heard the name “Liberace” lately, but when I do, I think about his extravagant life style! Now his lifestyle is going to be on film, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
This film is about the turbulent relationship between Scott Thorson and Liberace. Scott, at 18 years old, was a very striking young man raised in foster homes and he fell into this crazy lifestyle while dating the flamboyant, glittering Liberace who was 59. Five years into their relationship, Thorson sued for palimony shortly before Liberace died of Aids in 1987.
So far this is turning into a very impressive cast with two-time Academy Award winner, Michael Douglas, as Liberace.
Academy Award winner, Matt Damon stars as Liberace’s lover, chauffeur, and companion, Scott Thorson. Academy Award nominee, Dan Aykroyd plays Seymore Heller, Liberace’s long-time manager who disapproved of his love affair with Thorson.
Four-time Golden Globe award nominee Rob Lowe (Check out our interview with Rob) plays the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who was hired by Liberace to remake Thorson’s face in Liberace’s image.
Academy Award nominee, Debbie Reynolds will play Liberace’s Mother. Pat Asanti will play the pianist’s brother George Liberace. This is sure to be a tell-all movie with nothing left out. If you can’t wait to see the movie, you can read the book!
This script is based on Scott Thorson’s book: Behind the Candelabra (My Life With Liberace). Directed by Academy Award winner, Steven Soderbergh.
This film is set to air in 2013 on HBO.