Soderbergh and Liberace

After making a double biopic on Che Guevara, a fiery, inspiring, revolutionary, it's only natural for Steven Soderbergh to follow that up with a biopic on Liberace, a fiery, inspiring, revolutionary, albeit one that preferred rhinestones to pistols.

No you're not wasted--you read right. The versatile director is in the early stages of developing a biopic about Liberace for Warner Bros., which he will direct. Apparently Soderbergh has his sights set on his TRAFFIC star Michael Douglas to play the flamboyant pianist, and Matt Damon to play Scott Thorson, who sued Liberace in 1982 for $113 million in palimony, claiming he was the singer’s lover for five years.

Though Soderbergh may seem to be consumed with the whole biopic thang, this won't be his direct follow-up to the Che movies. He has THE INFORMANT set for release starring Mr. Damon as well as a film about hooking called THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, which is being made for that obnoxious dude that owns the Dallas Mavericks and which will be shot and released in the same vein as his low budget masterpiece BUBBLE.
Extra Tidbit: Librace denied being gay to the very day that AIDS claimed his life, and franky I believe him.
Source: Variety



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