Matt Damon officially doing Liberace biopic
Since teaming up in ‘The Informant’ Steven Soderbergh must have really loved working with Matt Damon, since he is now confirmed for the Liberace biopic. We get this from Empire:
“Matt accepted the challenge,” Soderbergh told a French newspaper at the Deauville Film Festival, which could refer to Damon putting up shelves round Soderberghâ€™s gaff, or his taking the role of Scott Thorsen, a lover of Liberaceâ€™s, who outed the flamboyant pianist via a palimony suit in 1982. Weâ€™re guessing itâ€™s the latter.
Michael Douglas is currently on board to play Liberace, so we are probably going to be getting at least one Michael Douglas/Matt Damon love scene. I am very interested to see how Steven Soderbergh approaches this project. Should be a great film with all of the people currently on board.