If you don’t feel you can wait another month to see Michael Douglas play Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s biopic (also starring Matt Damon), bad news: You have to wait several. According to Douglas, the movie isn’t even going to begin shooting until this fall: “Matt Damon’s going off to make a payday picture this summer. And I have to gain some weight.” Sorry, Liberace fans, but surely you can wait a little bit longer, right?
I’ve looked at some photos of Liberace, and I think Michael Douglas is a good pick to play him. Not sure what angle Soderbergh is going to take towards the material, but as one of the best directors working now, I trust him. I … I guess I’m going to watch a movie about Liberace. Weird. (Showbiz 411)