Actor Matt Damon says he'll really be
kissing Michael Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones when the pair lock
lips in the upcoming Liberace biopic.
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 next
summer, and Damon
told PEOPLE magazine that he sees the kiss as an opportunity to
smooch Douglas' wife.
“I kind of think of it in algebra
terms,” he said of the kiss. “It's like the transitive property
– by kissing Michael Douglas, I am making out with Catherine.”
The 40-year-old Damon added that he and
Douglas are excited about the film: “They're two really great
roles, and we're really looking forward to it.”
filming is the Clint Eastwood-directed J.
which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and
Armie Hammer as his alleged lover.