Convalescent Michael Douglas Says He'll Start Shooting Liberace In May Or June

I’ll be most intrigued to see Steven Soderbergh’s long-in-the-works biopic of flamboyent pianist, and candlestick fetishist, Wladziu Valentino Liberace. Michael Douglas has long been attached to star in the title role, with Matt Damon set to play Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson, the film’s protagonist. Boy – I really hope Soderbergh shoots this one in 3D.

Of late, you most likely know, Douglas has been suffering from throat cancer. Thankfully, he appears to be making a recovery. He has told The Hollywood Reporter (via The Huffington Post) that he’s expecting to return to work and shoot Liberace in the spring of next year, in “May or June”.

The full article will appear in the next print issue of THR, on stands tomorrow, and will feature Douglas discussing his family life, and how he’s reacted to his cancer.

UPDATE: THR have now published the article online – Vive La Print – and here’s the Liberace-salient passage:

He already has started preparing for his next role, the title part in Soderbergh’s Liberace, starts shooting in May or June and which will require special prosthetic work as well as musical training. “I’ve got a bunch of tapes of performances,” Douglas says. “I’m thinking; I’m a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that.”

CORNELIUS SMITH JR., ADRIANNE PALICKI, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, HENRY SIMMONS

The Six Important Moments From Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD - One Door Closes

Dark Horse Want Retailers To Rip Up Their Star Wars #1. Are They Joking?

Sunset Overdrive Get's Robo-Themed DLC Rise Of The Dawn Of The Fallen Machines

FlashTrick

The Six Important Moments From The Flash - Tricksters

No Complaints Expected For Milo Manara's 'Yellow Kid' Poster For Naples Comicon

Something Tells Me The PlayStation Flow Isn't Totally Sincere

forever

FOOL: Forever Con To Launch In Exactly 1 Year. Then Never Stop.

fifa-13

FOOL: FIFA 13 Remaster Coming To PlayStation 4 And Xbox One

Trademarking The Christian Creed On A USA Map For Comics

Ex-Marvel Editor Banned From Using Recap Page At DC After One Issue Of Coffin Hill