Steven Soderbergh is one of the most powerful directors of our time. His sensibility seems to be reforming with every passing film. His understanding of the medium seems to contain so much form that we canâ€™t help but be a fan. He is up in his shoes with projects lined up for the future. He is already getting ready for the Matt Damon Starrer called The Informant!. There is also the other project with Matt Damon that has been in the pipeline for sometime now. The Liberace project will star Michael Douglas as the title character and Matt Damon will play his lover. But even though they never officially came out with it everyone kind of knew.
Steven Soderbergh had a conference with the French press where he spilled about the production of the film. â€œWeâ€™ve already done some costume and wardrobe tests on Michael, and theyâ€™re very, very, very goodâ€. He goes on to say that â€œI swear to you, Michael amazed me. He crushed it.â€ Soderbergh also says that Matt Damon has agreed to portray longtime lover/assistant Scott Thorsen, whose 1982 palimony suit for $110 million publicly outed Liberace. The director says that â€œMatt accepted the challenge.â€
Liberace at his peak was known to get paid even more than Elvis and the Beatles. He was easily the most recognizable face in television. The film is written by Richard Lagravence and it is being budgeted to the utmost sincerity. But this doesnâ€™t mean Knockout will be sidelined that will be the rapid fire movie for Steven then Liberace.