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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.
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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.  

 

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