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Damon, Douglas Will Play Lovers in Liberace Biopic

Steven Soderbergh will direct movie for HBO
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 7:34 PM CDT
Michael Douglas to Play Liberace in HBO Biopic With Matt Damon
In this Sept. 7 file photo, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are shown at the after-party for the film "Contagion" in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

(Newser) – Michael Douglas will play Liberace in an upcoming biopic for HBO, reports USA Today. Matt Damon will play his young lover, Scott Thorson, and the film will track their relationship during an era when it would have been career suicide for the entertainer to come out as gay, notes the Los Angeles Times. Steven Soderbergh will begin directing Behind the Candelabra next summer. (Read more Liberace stories.)

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