Over the years Hollywood has shown countless biopics of entertainers, but Liberace will not be on that list..
Oscar-winning film-maker, Steven Soderbergh said that he had gone to everybody in town, but nobody would make it because it was too gay. However, he denied being disappointed by the lack of a theatrical release for his film, which is based on Thorson’s book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace.
The film centres on the relationship between Liberace and his younger long-term lover Scott Thorson, who was seventeen when Liberace first met him. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon had been lined up for the two main roles, but executives refused to put up the $5m budget. The film will screen on the pay-TV channel HBO and directed by
Siblings: George Liberace, Angie Liberace, Rudy Liberace