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Matt Damon, Michael Douglas to play lovers in Liberace film

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas will star in an HBO film about Liberace.
Luciana Barroso and actor Matt Damon attend the Naeem Khan Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Pictures have surfaced online of Matt Damon with a long blonde wig. Damon is starring in a biopic about legendary pianist Liberace called "Behind the Candelabra," ABC News reported. Michael Douglas will play the musician, while Damon is portraying his alleged gay lover. 

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Damon's character is based on Scott Thorson, who wrote about the affair in a tell-all book and also sued the singer for $113 million. "He thought his personal life was nobody's business," the real-life Thorson told People Magazine in 1987.

Steven Soderbergh is currently directing the film for HBO.