Friday, December 3, 2010

Michael Douglas to still play Liberace

Michael Douglas has made a statement saying the Liberace biopic for director Steven Soderbergh that he had slated on his itinerary before his cancer scare and the film is still a go.
In remission and admitting that he feels good, 2010 may have been the most memorable in his life on many fronts. First career wise, it may have been his best, with many critics lauding his performance in Solitary Man and already earning a National Board Of Review Best Actor nomination for it with maybe more nominations forthcoming. Then turning out best in show in the Wall Street sequel. Round out that he had to deal with throat cancer and his son was sent to prison all in the same year. It will be one he will never forget.
Now he says he feel strong enough to give the portrayal a go as he laments “I’ve got a bunch of tapes of performances. I’m thinking; I’m a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that.”
Recently The Hollywood Reporter also reports that shooting is scheduled to begin in May or June of next year, which confirms Matt Damon’s claim earlier this year that he was planning to shoot the film next summer. Damon will play Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !