While we wait to see if Steven Soderbergh has really retired from filmmaking, here's the teaser trailer for his upcoming new HBO film Behind the Candelabra. This is a Liberace biopic, and it stars Michael Douglas as the famous entertainer and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson. This is the last thing that Soderbergh shot, and it doesn't look like he's got anything else lined up.
The teaser doesn't feature any of the actors, but it's got that fun little HBO feel to it. Here's the synopsis...
Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship — from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.
The movie is set to premiere on HBO on May 26th, 2013. Check out the teaser!