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Damon to star in Liberace movie

Matt Damon and Michael Douglas
The project has been in the pipeline for seven years

Actors Matt Damon and Michael Douglas have signed up to star in a film based on the life of piano virtuoso Liberace.

Douglas, 64, will play the flamboyant musician while 38-year-old Damon has landed the part of his young lover in the forthcoming Steven Soderbergh film.

When asked how he felt about kissing his co-star, Damon said: "I'm sure Michael can teach me a few things."

He admitted it might be a "bit awkward" but said the roles, the story and the script "are great".

Referring to the famous scene in Douglas's film Basic Instinct, Damon said: "I'm not doing that thing with my legs."

The as-yet-untitled project, which has been in the pipeline for seven years, is due to start filming next summer.

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