After a couple sneak peeks, a full trailer has been unveiled for Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra. The film stars Michael Douglas as the famous musician Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson. The plot centers on the tempestuous relationship between the two throughout their secretive five-year love affair that began in 1977. Judging by the new trailer, the story seems to be heavily from Thorson’s perspective as he took a unique relationship with Liberace. It’s intriguing. Not quite as intriguing as Rob Lowe‘s hairstyle, but close.
Hit the jump to check out the full trailer. The film also stars Dan Aykroyd and Debbie Reynolds. Behind the Candelabra premieres on HBO on May 26th at 9/8c.
Few films evoke a sense of joy and wonder as readily as Singin’ in the Rain. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen co-directed the picture, which tells a fictionalized but smart version of the history of cinema as the movies embraced “The Talkies.” Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagan star alongside Kelly in one of the greatest (if not the greatest) musicals ever put to film. Our review of the deluxe 60th Anniversary edition of the film on Blu-ray follows after the jump.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this afternoon. First up, Lindsay Lohan has joined director Paul Schrader’s indie sexual thriller The Canyons. The script was written by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis and the early logline states that the film centers on a group of students who are trapped in shark-infested waters by a lunatic. Ellis broke the news of Lohan’s involvement via Twitter, and THR confirms that she’s in talks to star opposite porn star James Deen.
The report has a slightly different synopsis than the shark-centered one, as THR says it follows sex and crime among a group of young twentysomethings in Los Angeles. Deen will be playing “a manipulative trust-fund kid with dreams of making a movie” and Lohan plays his materialist girlfriend. Hit the jump for news concerning Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candleabra.
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for One for the Money, the feature debut of the Stephanie Plum character created by Janet Evanovich. Katherine Heigl plays Plum: “Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company… as a recovery agent.” It’s not my cup of tea, but it doesn’t appear completely charmless if you’re one of those mythical viewers who can tolerate Katherine Heigl. And hey, Jason O’Mara looks like he’s having fun. Faint praise!
Daniel Sunjata, John Leguiziamo, Debbie Reynolds, and Debra Monk also star in the January 27, 2012 release, directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Lionsgate has moved the Katherine Heigl-led comedy One for the Money from July 8 to June 3. On the original July release date, One for the Money would have been one of three comedies opposite The Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses. Variety suggests the switch is counterprogramming tactic; action tentpole X-Men: First Class is the only other film scheduled for June 3.
Heigl plays “a down-and-out woman who takes a last-ditch job working for her cousin’s bail bond business, and her biggest client turns out to be her high-school heartbreaker.” Jason O’Mara, John Leguizamo, and Debbie Reynolds also star, directed by Julie Anne Robinson (The Last Song) from a script by Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie). One for the Money is based on the novel of the same name by Janet Evanovich; hit the jump for a synopsis.