Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula and Cheyenne
Jackson have joined the cast of the upcoming biopic based on the life
The HBO film which stars Michael
Douglas (Wall Street) as Liberace and Matt Damon (Contagion)
as Scott Thorson, the singer's alleged lover, will begin filming at
the end of July in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
The movie on the life of the flamboyant
pianist is based on a script by Richard LaGravenese (Water for
Elephants), which is based on Thorson's book Behind the
Candelabra: My Life With Liberace. Acclaimed director Steven
Soderbergh will direct the film and Jerry Weintraub will executive
produce. Soderbergh has said he's considering retiring after the
Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation)
is reportedly in talks to play Liberace's plastic surgeon, while
Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Voyager) will play the choreographer
who introduced Liberace to Thorson, Bob Black.
Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock) told
Hollywood Reporter that he's landed a part in the film, but
could not go into details.
“I'm not allowed to say who I'm
[playing] but it's pretty exciting,” he said.
Jackson had gay affair, Scott Thorson, Liberace's former boyfriend,
is reporting that Jackson will play Jerry O'Rourke, a former lover of