We’ve had a short promo for HBO’s Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, and now it’s been followed by a full trailer, giving us our best look yet as Michael Douglas and the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as he is lover, Scottie Thorson.
Douglas look remarkably like Liberace and Damon hasn’t looked as hot in a long time. Indeed, you might want to repeat the bit where he gets out of a pool a few times.
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.