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Cheyenne Jackson And Rob Lowe Join Liberace Movie Cast

Cheyenne Jackson and Rob Lowe have been added to the cast of the upcoming Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh and adapted by Richard LaGravenese from the book of the same name, the film will center on the secret relationship between the flamboyant entertainer and his young lover, Scott Thorson.

According to IndieWire, Lowe has signed on to play a plastic surgeon and Hatfields and McCoys star, Boyd Holbrook is currently in negotiations to play another young lover of the glitzy showman.

Jackson’s role however is unspecified –- one can only hope that it involves him being dipped in gold and covered in rhinestones.

Filming for Behind the Candelabra begins this summer with a cast that includes Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as Liberace and Thorson, as well as Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds and Scott Bakula.

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10 Comments

  • Tavdy79

    Cheyenne Jackson, dipped in gold and covered in rhinestones? Now way – he’s best au naturel.

  • LadyL

    No casting for Michael Jackson, eh? No, guess not.

  • Uppity

    I can’t get my head around Michael Douglas as Liberace .. he doesn’t feel right for that role.

  • Thomas

    Cheyenne’s role just revealed on deadline.com Jackson will play Jerry O’Rourke, Liberace’s former lover and right-hand man in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra.

  • w.e.

    It’s sad that Jackson has now been slotted in to gay-only roles. Many had high hopes he would be a break out star.

  • Kevin

    True this is a Gay role, but it’s a Steven Soderbergh movie. I personally find nothing sad about his career. He seems to work consistently in high profile diverse projects. He is not a huge star but he does play many straight roles. I saw his Carnegie Hall Concert and was blown away by his stage presence. In concert, he’s a better performer by far then NPH and on par with Jackman.

    The stage seems to be giving him more straight opportunities. He is starring this fall on Broadway in The Performers playing a straight porn star. And the link for the deadline article also said he will guest star as a love interest for Portia Di Rossi in Bryan Singer’s Mockingbird Lane. By any measure he has seems to have very enviable career.

  • R.A.

    How many Liberace sagas do we need?

  • Matt

    There can NEVER be too many Liberace sagas!!!

  • Kojacque Tenfour

    Shirtless Matt adore,
    Twirl your bike helmet for bull,
    Whirl your red silk shirt,
    Poolside by moonlight, ballet,
    Lee, key-dance Malaguena.

  • Kojacque Tenfour

    Be my Maestro, Lee,
    Passion more seen, soul more heard,
    Play Liberace,
    Piano’s rosetta stone,
    Maestro music is that way.

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