There’s a lot of interest in Behind The Candelabra – and with good reason. Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh directs, with Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his young lover, Scott Thorson. How wouldn’t want to watch that?
Now HBO has released a tease for the TV movie. Sadly it doesn’t feature any footage from the film, instead merely letting us know this movie about ‘The Secret Life Of Liberace’ is coming.
Hopefully we’ll get to see a lot more soon. The film is due to debut on HBO in the US in May, and will hopefully arrive in the UK soon afterwards.
If you fancy learning a bit more about the film, including what Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh had to say about it at a recent press event, click here.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship — from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.’