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Long in development and laden with Oscar-winning talent, the Liberace biopic by Steven Soderbergh will be made for HBO, the network announced Tuesday.

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Behind the Candelabra will star Michael Douglas as the entertainer-pianist and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson, with whom Liberace had a stormy relationship. Richard LaGravenese is lined up to pen the script.

Behind the Candelabra will start shooting next summer; no air date has been scheduled.