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1st image from BEHIND THE CANDELABRA featuring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas like you’ve never seen them

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Director Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects opens in theaters this Friday, but he also has another film set for release in 2013 as well: the Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra. HBO has now unveiled the first official image from the film, giving us a look at Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson. The story centers on the rocky relationship between the two throughout their secretive five-year love affair that began in 1977. Behind the Candelabra will premiere on HBO in May.

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Official synopsis;

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship — from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.

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