Matt Damon has signed to play Liberace’s lover in the coming biopic starring Michael Douglas.
It is quite a change for the Irish American macho star used to playing souped-up testosterone roles such as the cop in ‘The Departed’ and the Bourne Identity flicks. Douglas who will play the flamboyant Liberace is looking forward to having Damon as his gay partner. “I’m just going to get really comfortable so it’s not a caricature,” Michael said. “Matt Damon’s going to be my younger lover. God bless Matt. He’s right to take chances. It’s smart trying to mix it up a bit and maintain the franchise and get to do a picture that turns you on,” he said.
The movie is slated for a 2012 release. Here’s an imagining of how Michael Douglas might look in the role.