A week ago a Behind The Candelabra teaser went up. Here’s the first full-boat trailer for Steven Soderbergh‘s biopic, which HBO will premiere on 5.26. It doesn’t matter if Matt Damon sounds like Scott Thorson, but it does matter what Michael Douglas‘s Liberace sounds like. Liberace spoke with a certain sing-songy tone and a hint of a lisp — like a typical glammy gay guy of the ’50s and ’60s. It doesn’t sound as if Douglas is making much of an attempt in that regard.
Here’s hoping again that Behind The Candelabra turns up at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off exactly five weeks from now.
Thorson played Liberace’s Rolls Royce chauffeur in his Las Vegas stage show. Liberace mentions him about halfway through the clip: