Damon and Douglas to play gay in film of Liberace’s life

Damon and Douglas to play gay in film of Liberace’s life

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas have signed on to play lovers in the upcoming biopic about flamboyant pianist Liberace.

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas

Douglas will play Liberace, and Damon will play his boyfriend and personal assistant, Scott Thorsen, who eventually outed the flamboyant pianist via a $110 million palimony suit in 1982.

The film — directed by Stephen Soderbergh — will be a departure for both actors, as they are both known for their macho movies.


Born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, but better known by only his last name, Liberace was a staple of early 1950s television, and was an institution in Las Vegas until his death from AIDS in 1987.

During the 1950s–1970s he was reportedly the highest paid entertainer in the world.

Liberace is scheduled for release sometime in 2012.

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