5 January 2013 10:20 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO is about to kick off the second seasons of "Enlightened" and "Girls," but the network was primarily focused on its movies, both fiction and non-, at its presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour. And for good reason -- they have two scripted films from major directors with starry casts in the works, both unconventional takes on true stories. The most anticipated of those is "Behind the Candelabra," Steven Soderbergh's film based on Scott Thorson’s book of the same name about his relationship with LiberaceRichard Lagravenese wrote the screenplay, and Matt Damon plays Thorson to Michael Douglas' Liberace. The terrific trailer, which hasn't yet been released online, suggests the story is a mixture of the comic and the tragic, with Damon, sporting a lustrous crop of blonde hair, playing a man who goes from an innocent swept up by Douglas' outsized celebrity to his partner to something codependent and less. »


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