Michael Douglas has signed to star in a biopic about Liberace! And boy, can I see it. At first I couldn’t, but then I put that little photo of Liberace (inset) on top of a photo of Michael Douglas (outset), and then I was like, Oh. A spray tan and a wig, and Douglas is totally ready for Vegas.
Details are sparse so far, but we do know the Steven Soderbergh-directed flick will be based on Scott Thorson’s salacious, tabloidy 1988 tell-all, Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace. And co-starring as jilted lover Scott Thorson? That would be Matt Damon! (Which sure brings new meaning to… well, never mind.)
Liberace—the pianist and showman whose campy opulence overshadowed his technical ability—fought rumors of homosexuality right up until his death in 1987. For five years Scott Thorson had been employed as Liberace’s personal bodyguard and driver, though if Thorson is to be believed, he was so much more. After the couple’s alleged (and tempestuous) breakup in 1982, Thorson famously filed a $113 million “palimony” lawsuit. They settled out of court.
The subject matter seems a little weird for a Soderbergh movie, but I have faith. Soderbergh has been working on this project for four years, and shopping it for two; HBO was evidently the only taker.
October 12, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
So, to recap, Anna Paquin plays a teenager (which is so crazy; this woman is going to be thirty and she still shows no signs of aging) who accidentally helps cause a bus accident that kills a pedestrian. Mark Ruffalo is the equally-young-looking bus driver who has a family to support, Matt Damon (who looks about twelve in this flick – when the hell was this actually filmed, 1999?) is a teacher who hooks up with Anna’s character, and Ferris Bueller makes a cameo appearance where he reads poetry a la ‘Margaret.’
If you can get past the inappropriate-because-a-woman-is-dead coming-of-age music halfway through the trailer and put yourself in the place of the characters instead of watching it through a third party’s eyes, this movie could be really interesting. Not, you know, interesting enough to see in a theater, but interesting enough to stick in your Netflix queue after you’ve had two glasses of wine and you’re through watching the second season of Dexter or whatever.
September 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
I’ve never been one of Those People who think that Matt Damon is the most amazing/adorable/beautiful person. Like, I’ve never even seen Good Will Hunting, that’s how indifferent I am. Or I suppose, how indifferent I was. I mean, I haven’t seen that film in the two seconds since I typed that last statement, but this past year, I’ve been developing a solid appreciation for Matt and all he does, and all this little interview of him at the Save Our Schools March does is make me appreciate him so much more.
Go tell it on the mountain, brother.
August 3, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
“I never thought I would get to kiss Michael Douglas. I kind of think of it in algebra terms, back to my high-school days. It’s like the transitive property – by kissing Michael Douglas, I am making out with Catherine.”
- Matt Damon shows off his math skills in a sexy, sexy way.
In case you didn’t know, Matt Damon is referring to the upcoming Liberace biopic in which Michael Douglas plays that well-loved pianist. Matt, if you couldn’t piece it together, plays Liberace’s boyfriend. Can you even wait for this movie?
March 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Emily
The ICG Publicist Awards were last night, and I don’t know what that’s all about, but it’s an award show, and Matt Damon wore his pajamas. He showed up to this legit award show (I included a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his suit for comparison) in a flannel robe and pants, slippers, disheveled hair, and the greatest “I just don’t give a fuck” look I’ve ever seen. Seriously, Matt Damon walked the carpet, took some pictures, and presented an award in his fucking pajamas, and I just think that’s the greatest thing.
Let’s dedicate the next week to living like Matt Damon, ok? Can we make that pledge? I’ll start by wearing the pajamas I’m in right now through the end of the month and writing an Academy Award-winning screenplay, you guys can follow your own hearts.
February 26, 2011 at 10:00 am by Emily
“I think a large part of that space is occupied by pretenders, which is not to say there aren’t people out there who are genuinely touched in some way …
Had I found a good one I would have. What I was worried about was that it was just going to take me down this rabbit hole of charlatans.
Have you guys ever been to a psychic? The only one I’ve gone to was down in New Orleans, but I went to the same guy three times in a five-year period. Without having anything or anyone to compare him to, this guy was good. He knew, somehow, things about me that even some of my closest friends didn’t. He told me a very specific chain of events that would occur, and on each and every big milestone that I’ve experienced since I made the pilgrimage to visit him, he was right. For real, guys. Like Matt Damon, I’m pretty skeptical about anyone who claims to read cards and have gold teeth (which is probably the reason for my general disgust at and mistrust of Ke$ha), but this guy was spot on.
Have you guys ever had any eerie predictions or stories told to you by fortune tellers or psychics?