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Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, And So It Goes

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Making ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Making ‘Behind the Candelabra’

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What a coup for HBO if Michael Douglas were to win the Best Actor prize at Cannes just a few hours before Behind the Candelabra airs tonight. Another clip after the cut.

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Behind the Candelabra Trailer

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Just in time for Cannes – Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra — though it’s getting a TV rollout on HBO since it is showing as a feature in Cannes we’ll post it here. If this film were being released theatrically there would very likely be Oscar nominations all around.

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon cover EW

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon cover EW

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Airs on HBO May 26. See full size after the cut. (EW) Yes, that really is Michael Douglas and Matt Damon under the prosthetic makeup, wigs, and crystal-trimmed suits — all part of their costumes for Behind the Candelabra, the new Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie about the stranger-than-fiction romance between Liberace (Douglas) and his young lover, Scott Thorson (Damon) from 1978 to 1982. In this week’s issue, Damon and Douglas…

Michael Douglas for Supporting for WS2?

Michael Douglas for Supporting for WS2?

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Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com “I say it here, it comes out there.” I don’t know if anyone else has been giving this any hard consideration but Jeff Wells and I touched on this in our last Oscar Poker podcast – this idea of Michael Douglas kind of smashing the competition in the supporting category for Wall Street 2. Deadline’s Pete Hammond says he has no official confirmation…

Matt Damon’s date still on with Liberace

Matt Damon’s date still on with Liberace

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Dark Horizons runs across a quote in the Las Vegas Sun about the status of Steven Soderbergh’s biopic Liberace, in which Michael Douglas would play the sparkly virtuoso, and Damon is set to portray his longtime lover Scott Thorson. “Yeah, it’s going to happen. We’re going to do it next summer. Richard LaGravenese has written a really great script and, you know, hopefully it will be a really great movie….

EW says Solitary Man is Douglas’ best work in a decade

EW says Solitary Man is Douglas’ best work in a decade

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EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gives Solitary Man a strong A- and her capsule review suggests Michael Douglas earns an A+. In contrast to the emotional inertia of the character he plays, a former big-wheel car dealer gunning toward self-destruction as he nears 60, Michael Douglas surges ahead in Solitary Man with the best work he’s done in the decade since Wonder Boys. Douglas portrays Ben Kalmen, a New York player gone…

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

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Better late than never? We somehow neglected to feature these board room portraits for WS2 when they first appeared months ago. With the official Cannes premiere tomorrow, maybe now’s the time to take inventory of these assets and go public. Full-size pair of executive suite posters after the cut.

Michael Douglas in Solitary Man

Michael Douglas in Solitary Man

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Michael Douglas as “a car magnate with a runaway libido.” Douglas plays a former owner of a car dealership chain whose career and marriage were destroyed by his business and romantic indiscretions. (Variety, 2006) Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louis Parker, Danny DeVito, Jesse Eisenberg and Jenna Fischer co-star. Brian Koppelman and David Levien are directing, from a script written by Koppelman [Runaway Jury, Rounders]. (Thanks to Jon Pace.) Oily/Suave poster after the…

Soderbergh, Douglas, Liberace?

Soderbergh, Douglas, Liberace?

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Every verb I tired to put in that headline sounded really wrong. I’ll just let Variety tell it: Steven Soderbergh is in the early stages of developing a biopic about Liberace for Warner Bros., which he will direct. The filmmaker said he has drafted his “Traffic” star Michael Douglas to play the flamboyant pianist. Richard LaGravanese is writing the script, and Jerry Weintraub will produce. Soderbergh is in discussions with…