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It's Michael Douglas as you've never seen him before.

Best known for playing suited-up businessmen like "Wall Street" banker Gordon Gekko and "Fatal Attraction" lawyer Dan Gallagher, Douglas takes on an entirely new role -- and wardrobe -- in the upcoming HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra": H'es set to star as famously flamboyant musician Wladziu Valentino Liberace in the new film.

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Douglas stars as Liberace in "Behind the Candleabra," joined by Matt Damon, who plays Liberace's longtime lover, chauffeur Scott Thorson. The film is based on Thorson's tell-all book, "Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace." Steven Soderbergh directs.

HBO previewed some shots from the film in its "2012 Yearender" video, a teaser featuring shots of what's to come for the network in 2013. Douglas is seen wearing a lavish white fur cape and sitting behind a glinting gold piano while Damon is suited in a white chauffer's uniform. »


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