A few weeks ago HBO released a rather cryptic tease for their Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, which largely featured flying piano keys, but with no footage from Steven Soderbergh’s film.
Now EW has another short promo, although this one actually shows us Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the movie. It’s certainly looking fabulous, with Douglas resplendent in his Liberace OTT outfits, Matt Damons putting on a bit of makeup and both of them in the bath together. It’s embedded below.
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.’
It’ll screen on HBO in the US on May 27th and will hopefully reach the rest of the world shortly afterwards.