Actor Matt Damon says he's begun
sexting his Liberace biopic co-star Michael Douglas.
The 66-year-old Douglas is preparing to
play flamboyant pianist Liberace opposite Damon, who'll play the part
of Scott Thorson, Liberace's alleged lover.
Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh
will direct the film based on a script by Richard LaGravenese, which
is based on Thorson's book Behind the Candelabra (My Life With
Filming is expected to begin in May or
June, and Damon told Access Hollywood it's never too early to
begin preparing for his role.
The 40-year-old Damon joked that he and
Douglas have been sexting each other.
“You gotta build up to these things,
you don't want to just jump right in,” he said. “I'm warming him
up a bit.”
Damon added that Douglas would become
Liberace: “It's going to be a good one. I can see Michael doing
it, he's going to be great!”
filming is the Clint Eastwood-directed J.
which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and
Armie Hammer as his alleged lover.
Damon stars opposite Emily Blunt in The
Adjustment Bureau, which opens on March 4.