Kinda a bummer it couldn't get distribution, but at least we'll get to see it.
HBO Films has picked up Steven Soderbergh's labor-of-love project Behind The Candelabra, a Liberace feature that has Michael Douglas attached as the man himself.
The behind-the-scenes biopic will take an in-depth look at Liberace's life and love with Scott Thorson, played by Matt Damon. When asked why the network decided to greenlight the project, HBO Films president Len Amato admitted:
“This is a story that’s going to surprise a lot of people. It’s funny, heartbreaking and always fascinating, and we are delighted that Jerry and Steven brought the film to HBO.”
We're glad you're glad. Doesn't seem like the team had very much choice in the matter.
Oh whatever. We get to see Michael Douglas get his flamBOYant on! It's going to be wonderful!
Congrats to all on FINALLY getting this flick off the ground.
[Image via WENN.]
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