Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Maisie Williams Scores Doctor Who Guest Spot
Arya in the TARDIS
Mark Strong Heads For Jadotville
He's joining Jamie Dornan in the war thriller
First Look At Walking Dead Spin-Off
Welcome to Zombieland, California
Adam West And Burt Ward Announce New Batman Animated Film
Holy team reunion, Batman!
Spectre Opening Sequence Will Be 'Biggest In Bond History'
Empire reports from Day Of The Dead in Mexico
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 March 2015
Matt Damon Scales The Great Wall
He's confirmed alongside Andy Lau and more
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ant-Man
17 July 2015
The Last Five Years
17 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Unbroken (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Get On Up (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Tammy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Dan Aykroyd Will Manage Liberace
He's headed Behind The Candelabra

06 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Dan Aykroyd Will Manage Liberace

Actor, raconteur, vodka backer and relatively recent Empire webchat visitor Dan Aykroyd hasn’t been on the big screen since 2008’s War, Inc. (we’re choosing to ignore his vocal turn in Yogi Bear since our therapist advised us to block it from memory). But he’s back with a vengeance this year, as he’ll show up in The Campaign alongside Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis and has just signed on the dotted for a role in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra.

The film, which will debut in the US on cable channel HBO before heading to cinema screens internationally, focuses on the life of Liberace and follows the relationship with his live-in lover, Scott Thorson. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are playing Liberace and Thorson, and Aykroyd will be Seymour Heller, the musician’s long-time manager, who disapproved of the pairing.

Soderbergh is directing from a script by Richard LaGravenese, itself based on Thorson’s memoir My Life With Liberace. It’s in pre-production now and will shoot this summer.

The Campaign will hit our screens on September 28.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Clooney Knows The Yankee Commandante
He's attached to the drama
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)