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Michael Douglas to Play Liberace, Matt Damon to Play His Lover in New Steven Soderbergh Movie

Damon and Douglas to Play Lovers in Liberace Movie

Bet you never thought you'd see Matt Damon and Michael Douglas coupled up on-screen, but get ready. Steven Soderbergh has confirmed that Douglas will play Liberace in his upcoming film about the life and death of the popular 1950s performer. Damon is taking on the role of Scott Thorsen, Liberace's assistant and boyfriend who eventually revealed Liberace's sexuality to the public.

At the Deauville Film Festival, Soderbergh said, "We've already done some costume and wardrobe tests on Michael, and they're very, very, very good. I swear to you, Michael amazed me. He crushed it . . . Matt accepted the challenge. But I have to say I'd already convinced him to gain 30 pounds for The Informant."

I saw The Informant last week (more on that later), and it was really refreshing to see Matt playing an atypical character from what we're used to seeing — I'm looking forward to watching him spread his wings again. Then again, I might be more dazzled by Michael Douglas covered in sequins.

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Kojacque Kojacque 5 years
Matt-adore, be carefull what you wish for , so desireous that Steven Soderbergh, indefinitely stretch out his cinematic art career.You know, all you have to do, is agree to do an Elton John biopix, then how could he refuse and you take years to do it ?
Kojacque Kojacque 5 years
Matt-adore, be carefull what you wish for , so desireous thatSteven Soderbergh, indefinitely stretch out his cinematic art career.You know, all you have to do, is agree to do an Elton John biopix, then how could he refuse and you take years to do it ?
Richie-Dlirious Richie-Dlirious 5 years
Flamenco Tanka....Shirtless Matt-adore,Whirl your bike helmet-for-bull,Twirl your red silk shirt,Pool-side by moonlight, ballet,Lee key-dance Malaguena !
Richie-Dlirious Richie-Dlirious 5 years
Flamenco Tanka.... Shirtless Matt-adore, Whirl your bike helmet-for-bull, Twirl your red silk shirt, Pool-side by moonlight, ballet, Lee key-dance Malaguena !
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
haha; leslievanhouten!!!!!! although; I don't think the talent fell far at all; just the class and quality of projects that actors are offered now. of course; this is a biopic; so you really can't change it much...
Allyace Allyace 7 years
Someone wants an Oscar ;-)
Allyace Allyace 7 years
Someone wants an Oscar ;-)
Fitness Fitness 7 years
I can totally picture Michale Douglas in sequins!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
His father played Spartacus. Sometimes, the apple falls lightyears away from the tree
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
His father played Spartacus.Sometimes, the apple falls lightyears away from the tree
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