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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in the full trailer for Behind The Candelabra

HBO has released a full-length trailer for upcoming TV movie with big-screen calibre, Behind The Candelabra (which is getting a cinema release in the UK).

Steven Soderbergh is directing, and it looks set to be his last feature-length stint behind the camera (for the time being at least).

Michael Douglas is the main attraction as Liberace, and the film focuses on his relationship with Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). While the film doesn’t turn away from the full glare of Liberace’s glitzily camp lifestyle, the trailer offers the promise of surprisingly dark overtones.

Candelabra is based on Thorson’s autobiography, and portrays his lover’s sinister control-freak tendencies as he’s groomed to exacting, unyielding standards.

Watch the Behind The Candelabra trailer online now:

Co-starring a frightfully made-up Rob Lowe, as well as Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula and Dan Aykroyd, Behind The Candelabra opens in the UK on 15 June 2013. It airs on HBO in the US on 26 May 2013.

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.