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May 21, 2013
"It’s hard for me to use this as an example people should follow. I knew that as ideas go that this was Haley’s Comet. I just knew Channing in a stripper movie, that’s gold. I wouldn’t do that all the time. I had to borrow money from my accountant in the last month of post. To hold up my end, it took everything I had. I didn’t get out the second mortgages, but it took every dollar I had in the bank."
Steven Soderbergh talks to Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr. about betting big on last year’s indie hit “Magic Mike.” He also talks in the extended interview with Mike about “Behind the Candelabra,” the HBO film that Soderbergh says will be his last, featuring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas as Liberace and his lover, Scott Thorson.
It’s really terrific, as always when Mike finds the time in his crazy busy schedule (he’s helping cover the Cannes Film Festival for Deadline right now) for a long takeout with an industry notable. Check it out.
HBO has finally shipped a full trailer (a couple of teaser trailers are already floating around) for “Behind the Candelabra,” the Steven Soderbergh biopic of Liberace (played by Michael Douglas) and his late-in-life lover Scott Thorson (played by Matt Damon).
The trailer’s great, and about as frothy and dramatic as one might imagine, given Liberace’s, ahem, expansive persona and stage presence. Terrific cast, too. Should be an interesting film, though I’m still not believing this is the last thing Soderbergh is ever going to direct.
Really, it only SEEMS like Matthew McConaughey is in half the movies this summer (Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike,” William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe”). Now he’s laying in work for next season, with another big director.
Oh, you shallow people. All we have to do is run the restricted or “red band” trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike,” which is based on some of star Channing Tatum’s real-life experiences as a male stripper, and you go crazy on social media.
Well, far be it from us to judge, or keep you from seeing the trailer, which apparently has been found to be highly exciting for those with an appreciation for the male form. Yes, we’re shallow, too.