Rob Lowe, Cheyenne Jackson & Boyd Holbrook would join previously announced Academy Award winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh’s biopic of Liberace ‘Behind The Candelabra’. Rob Lowe will play a plastic surgeon, and model-turned-actor Boyd Holbrook one of Liberace’s young lovers.
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Sources close to the project have confirmed with The Playlist that Rob Lowe, Cheyenne Jackson and Boyd Holbrook have joined “Behind The Candelabra.” Penned by Richard LaGravenese (“Water for Elephants,” “The Fisher King”) and inspired by “Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace” by Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson, the film will find Douglas taking the lead role with Damon co-starring as Thorson, the performer’s secret lover with whom he engaged in a globetrotting romance. No word yet on Jackson’s role, but Lowe plays a plastic surgeon and Holbrook will take the role of one of Liberace’s young lovers. Lowe is locked for the film, with Jackson and Holbrook in negotiations. Their deals are expected to close soon.
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