Steven Soderbergh is working on a biopic of the one and only Liberace! Variety (via CS) reports that Steven has picked Michael Douglas to play Liberace.
Matt Damon is also in talks to play Scott Thorson, Liberace’s alleged companion of five years. Scott sued Liberace in 1982 for $113 in palimony. Even though Liberace denied he was gay, he still settled with Scott for $95,000 in 1986. In 1987, Liberace passed away of complications from AIDS at the age of 67.
Michael Douglas is the last person I can see playing Liberace, but I’ll still be 8th row center when this comes out. If it comes out.
You know Tommy Girl’s scientolohole is going to pay tonight when John Travolta finds out he lost his dream role! He loves any excuse to wear rhinestones and crushed velvet in public! Oh well, John. There’s always the Elton John biopic…..