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HBO has released a fresh teaser for "Behind the Candelabra," Steven Soderbergh's Liberace bio-pic starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant entertainer and Matt Damon as his long-term lover Scott Thorson.
While the fast-paced 30 second clip is literally just a tease, it's also the most in-depth look the network has revealed yet at the film set to premiere Sunday, May 26.
After the disappointment of HBO's recent original movie, "Phil Spector," the network is likely counting on "Candelabra" to deliver their customary Emmy gold. »
Last night a bunch of Texas filmmakers and lovers raised a glass in honor of home state greats like Annette O’Toole, Stephen Tobolowsky, Henry Thomas and Robin Wright. But the highlight of the evening was when Richard Linklater and some reunited cast members from the 1993 classic celebration of dumb, enviable teenage fun, Dazed and Confused, won their own Hall of Fame Award.
Linklater, who was 31 when he made the movie, told EW that he’d wanted to make the flip side of a John Hughes movie. “The drama is so low-key in Dazed. I don’t remember teenage being that dramatic. »
- Karen Valby
It's been almost 20 years since "Dazed and Confused" was released in theaters -- and yesterday in Austin, TX, members of cult flick's cast celebrated the milestone anniversary.But while the movie featured stars like Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Jason London and Parker Posey, none of them showed to the screening.So, who did?The biggest names in the bunch were definitely Joey Lauren Adams (who would later star in "Big Daddy") and Anthony Rapp (who also originated the role of Mark in "Rent").Joining them were Michelle Burke Thomas, Marissa Ribisi, director Richard Linklater, Wiley Wiggins and Nicky Katt.Fun Fact: During the Q&A after the 20th Anniversary screening, Linklater revealed that Affleck's part almost went to another star -- Vince Vaughn!"Vince hasn't spoken to me since," Linklater reportedly said.Check out the gallery above to see how the entire cast has aged since the movie's 1993 release. »
- tooFab Staff
This week sees the release of Steven Soderbergh’s (possible) final film – social-commentary thriller, Side Effects – as it’s expected he’ll take a self imposed break from the film world, which may even lead to retirement. However, he still has the passion-project, Behind The Candelabra, to hit HBO on 26th May. The film stars frequent collaborator, Michael Douglas as the lead in the biopic of flamboyant musician and entertainer Liberace.
Matt Damon co-stars as his younger lover Scott Thorston with the script adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Richard Lagravense, which is based on Thorston’s same-titled biography. Behind The Candelabra also features Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds and Nicky Katt, with the film’s focus on the duo’s troubled relationships during the entertainers 1970s heyday.
Liberace passed away in 1985, aged 67. He was one of the first high-profile figures to die from the AIDS virus, although members »
- Craig Hunter
Former Endeavor agent Scott Melrose will join Paradigm's talent department, an individual with knowledge of the agency's plans told TheWrap. Melrose most recently worked as a manager, representing such clients as British singer and actor Duncan James, and actors Carter Jenkins and Nicky Katt. Before trying his hand as a manager, Melrose was an agent at Endeavor for eight years, working with Sienna Miller, Emilio Estevez and Bonnie Hunt. He started his career as an assistant at InterTalent alongside Wme co-chief Patrick Whitesell and Leverage's Steve Levinson. Melrose will focus on motion picture »
- Lucas Shaw
When people speak of the possibility of alternate dimensions, they leave out the one closest to us all. We like to imagine a universe so similar to our own, nearly identical to the world in which we live if not for one difference. Maybe in one dimension, Bill Clinton was ousted from office, not just thrown up for impeachment. Maybe in another dimension, HD-DVD won the high-definition home-media war instead of Blu-ray. Or maybe, in some beautiful reality, Scott Norwood didn’t miss that field goal in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants. The possibilities are tantalizing because they are literally endless. In all the wonder and curiosity, however, most of us fail to recognize that there already exists another universe snuggled up tightly to ours, »
- Josh Spiegel
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