Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra - Trailer
Director Steven SoderberghYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Liberace was an American pianist and entertainer well-known for his flamboyant lifestyle and the sense of grandiose he carried about with him. His personal life was embroiled in scandal with rumours of homosexuality which he vehemently denied. While everyone saw him as a figure of extravagance and individuality, behind closed doors was a turbulent relationship with a young chauffeur 39 years his junior. Scott Thorson became an important figure in Liberace's life; not only as a driver, but also like a son, a brother and a best friend. They embarked on a 5 year affair that saw Liberace persuade Scott into facial surgery to resemble himself, something which led to a desperate struggle with drugs on Scott's part and many a fiery argument between them. Just what was life for Liberace like behind the glitz and glamour of his luxurious existence?
This emotional biopic has been based on the 1988 autobiography of the real Scott Thorson entitled 'Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace'. The Oscar winning Steven Soderbergh ('Ocean's Eleven', 'Magic Mike', 'Traffic') directs this unrestrained adaptation, with a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese ('P.S. I Love You', 'The Horse Whisperer', 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'). 'Behind The Candelabra' will hit cinemas on June 7th 2013.
Starring: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula, Caroline Jaden Stussi, Boyd Holbrook, Max Napolitano, Paul Reiser, Nicky Katt, Cheyenne Jackson, Eddie Jemison, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Tom Papa, Lenny Jacobson, Bruce Ramsay, Deborah Lacey, Krystal Ellsworth