First Image of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace Biopic BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

     July 31, 2012


The first image from the set of what may or may not be Steven Soderbergh’s last film has a director has landed online.  His pre-sabbatical pic is a biopic of famed artist Liberace that he’s been developing for quite some time, and we now get our first look at Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra.  The scene in question seems to be from Liberace’s earlier years given Douglas’ hair color, but the two actors definitely have the 70s look down.

Produced by Jerry Weintraub, Behind the Candelabra is skipping the theatrical route and will make its debut on HBO.  The impressive ensemble cast includes Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, and Scott Bakula.  I’m eager to see what kind of tone Soderbergh has settled on and whether we’re in for a straightforward biopic or something a bit different.  Knowing Soderbergh it’s most likely the latter, which is a very good thing.  Hit the jump to check out the image.

removed image

Around The Web

Latest News

THE SHINING and GRAND BUDAPEST Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”

Who knew Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick framed their shots so similarly?

Channing Tatum to Produce, Possibly Star in Former Lifetime Movie TWO KISSES FOR MADDY

The tear-jerker memoir revolves around a single father raising his daughter.

Watch: Four JURASSIC WORLD Journals Featuring Chris Pratt Being Chris Pratt

Pratt certainly steals the spotlight, but all four videos have loads of behind-the-scenes footage well worth checking out.

Disney Pulls the Plug on TRON 3

Disney has decided not to move forward on the 'Tron' sequel from director Joseph Kosinski.

ANT-MAN: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

Girls ages 14 to 18 can win a trip to the 'Ant-Man' premiere by building a project using micro-technology.

LUMBERJANES Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

Black List scribe Will Widger is set to adapt Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's delightful comic.

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Review: Love is a Drug in the Safdie Brothers’ NYC-Set Drama

The Safdie Brothers' narrative follow-up to their great parental drama 'Daddy Longlegs' stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones as heroin addicts scrapping for dope, booze, and shelter in NYC.

New INSIDE OUT Clip Introduces Riley’s Personality Islands

Find out the difference between a standard memory and a core memory.

LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD: Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct YA Adaptation

Hardwick will direct the hot YA property from a script by author Ava Dellaira.

SPECTACULAR NOW Director to Helm F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale WEST OF SUNSET

James Ponsoldt will turn his talents from David Foster Wallace to the final years of 'The Great Gatsby' author Fitzgerald's life in Hollywood.

Page 1 of 3,97112345...102030...Last »