- By TVweb | Jul 31, 2012
Production is currently under way on Behind the Candelabra, the HBO Films TV movie starring Michael Douglas as the famed singer Liberace, and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson. Today we have the first photo from the set, featuring both actors in 1970s costumes, during a scene where their characters are shopping for a new car. Check out this first look at the upcoming biopic.
Steven Soderbergh is directing Behind the Candelabra from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese. The story follows Liberace's relationship with Scott Thorson, that lasted from 1977 to 1982. Liberace consistently denied allegations that he was homosexual throughout his career. He died of AIDS in 1987.
Behind the Candelabra will be released May 26th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds, Boyd Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh.