Kathy Morgan International has picked up Liberace, Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming project.
The film stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant late entertainer and Matt Damon as his bodyguard, driver and alleged live-in lover Scott Thorson.
Richard LaGravenese, who earned an Oscar nomination for The Fisher King and wrote The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, is writing the screenplay chronicling Liberace’s life and times.
Producer Jerry Weintraub said he was forecasting a June 2010 start once Soderbergh had completed duties on the spy thriller Knockout for Relativity and Lionsgate.
In 1982, five years before Liberace’s death due to complications from AIDS, Thorson sued the jewel-encrusted entertainer for $113m for palimony following a nasty break-up. Liberace continued to publicly deny his homosexuality and the parties settled out of court.