Michael Douglas Begins Work On Liberace Biopic

November 30, 2010 by  
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douglas300While our medical training is scant, we have to admit that sending a recuperating throat cancer patient to play one of the most famous vocalists in American history seemed a little strange to us.

Nevertheless, we are delighted to report that after finishing his prescribed treatment, Michael Douglas is already thinking about his next role in Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic.

Douglas told The Hollywood Reporter that he will require prosthetics and musical training to portray pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace in the movie and has confirmed that filming is due to start in May or June of 2011.

“I’ve got a bunch of tapes of performances,” Douglas said. “I’m thinking; I’m a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man – I just want to reconfirm that.”

Liberace will co-star Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, the flamboyant entertainer’s long-time companion who sued for $113 million in palimony in 1982.


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