Michael Douglas is Recovering Fine & Ready for 'Liberace' Biopic
At the end of October we heard from Matt Damon that he was planning on shooting Steven Soderbergh's gestating biopic on famed pianist Liberace next summer. However, since the man attached to play the iconic musician, Michael Douglas, had contracted Stage 4 throat cancer, his future, both in his career and life, seemed uncertain. However, THR recently spoke with the actor who revealed that he is recovering famously and is eager to get back to work very soon. In addition, Douglas confirms that he will indeed make his return to the big screen by taking the lead role in Soderbergh's Liberace project which will shoot in May or June. Read on!
Douglas is already preparing for the role as he says, "I've got a bunch of tapes of performances. I'm thinking; I'm a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that." After the double tragedies we had earlier this week from the deaths of Leslie Nielsen and director Irvin Kershner, it's good to hear a talent like Douglas making a full recovery from what could've have been a very fatal illness. He's well aware of his brush with death, and while he still has his ups and downs from his treatments, he seems to all smiles for now. Douglas remarks, "I’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.” We're glad that Mr. Douglas is recovering so splendidly and look forward to seeing his take on Liberace. How about you?