Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worlwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until his death in 1987. Based on the true story of Liberace’s tumultuous relationship and affair with Scott Thorson, a handsome yet drug-addicted lover, who ends up suing for palimony after their separation.
Behind the Candelabra opens on HBO May 26th and stars Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Paul Reiser, and Dan Aykroyd. Steven Soderbergh directs a script by Richard LeGravenese (Water for Elephants, Beautiful Creatures).
source: HBO Films