Scott Bakula Joins Cast Of New Steven Soderbergh Liberace Biopic
The Vegas bound former captain of the NX-01 is set to co-star in the Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. The new film stars Michael Douglas as Liberace and co-stars Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, and Debbie Reynolds. According to Variety, Scott will play Liberace's friend Bob Black, the choreographer who introduced Lee (as his friends would call him) to his longtime boyfriend Scott Thorson. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra will premiere on HBO and will be released in theaters outside of the US & Canada markets. Filming is set to begin this summer.
It seems that there's a small Trek connection to Liberace, Andrew Robinson (Garak from DS9) played the flamboyant pianist in a television movie for CBS. I remember seeing it first run, well before DS9, and at the time thought the he nailed the character. In fact, we scoured the internet to find a video of Andrew playing Liberace and happened across a clip from the TV movie. Check it out below