Michael Douglas is Recovering Fine & Ready for 'Liberace' Biopic

November 30, 2010
Source: THR

Michael Douglas

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?

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Ha! Take that doubters! Douglas is a fighter!

Xerxex on Nov 30, 2010


Looks like he got up after.......get ready for it......."Falling Down"!! Muah-hahahahaha! I'm so funny! great news though!

C.murder on Nov 30, 2010


phew. Glad about this piece of news

igor on Nov 30, 2010


Oh... I'm really happy now. What a relief!

ryderup on Nov 30, 2010


i have always enjoyed MD performances. however - i don't see how he's going to get liberaces voice right. i can't imagine MD sounding anything remotely close to him.

beavis on Nov 30, 2010


I can't tell which way is the most love flowing about the world & Michael, but know his wellness is a blessing both way's; God Bless you Michael !

Richie D Lirious on Nov 30, 2010


Hell yes!

Cruzer on Nov 30, 2010


ahh good news

DoomCanoe on Nov 30, 2010

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