Cheyenne Jackson in talks to join cast of Liberace biopic

Out star would join cast that includes Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Rob Lowe

Cheyenne Jackson in talks to join cast of Liberace biopic
14 June 2012

Cheyenne Jackson, the openly gay actor who has conquered Broadway (Finian’s Rainbow, Damn Yankees, Xanadu), television (30 Rock, Glee) and recording (The Power of Two, Drive), is in talks to join the cast of a biopic about the late Liberace which is scheduled to begin shooting this summer.

It’s not yet known what role Jackson would play in the film, titled Behind the Candelabra, but he would join a high-profile cast that includes Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson, according to The Playlist.

Also in the cast is Rob Lowe who plays a plastic surgeon and is negotiations to play another one of Liberace’s young lovers is Boyd Holbrook who recently appeared in the hit miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

The film is being directed by Oscar winner Stephen Soderbergh.

Jackson has been steadily working in movie roles between his stage and television gigs for several years now. He played gay 9-11 hero Mark Bingham in the film United 93 and in The Green, he played the partner of a gay man wrongly accused of being involved with one of his high school students.

His latest film, Lola Versus, was released last week. Jackson plays the boyfriend of the lead character played by Greta Gerwig.



No thumbnail available

Chris Colfer's Twitter account hacked - he has not been fired from Glee

Fake tweet had read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE'
No thumbnail available

Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View - has also split from her wife

Rep states: 'This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first'
No thumbnail available

Arkansas attorney supports gay marriage but will defend state's ban

In 2004 Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage
No thumbnail available

Madonna upsets fans after using ‘gay’ to describe kale, Putin

Superstar was taking part in a Buzzfeed word association game and was asked for her thoughts on Hillary Clinton, crocs and other things
No thumbnail available

Gay Star News named Publication of the Year by Stonewall

Gay Star News has been honored as the Publication of the Year 2012 at the prestigious Stonewall Awards – just 11 months after we launched.
No thumbnail available

Group of Republicans from Western states working to help overturn gay marriage bans

A group of 20 Republicans from the American West lead by two former US senators are joining court battles over same-sex marriage on the side of the LGBTI community
No thumbnail available

Argentina judges who cut child abuser’s sentence because victim is gay both resign

The appeals court judges said that the six-year-old child was ‘used to it’ as he’d previously been abused by his father
No thumbnail available

You can’t put a price on Black Pride

Bisi Alimi found the recent UK Black Pride event empowering and expensive
No thumbnail available

4 Australian state Liberal leaders call on PM Abbott to allow free vote on gay marriage

The Liberal state premiers of New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have all urged Australian Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote for all MPs on gay marriage
No thumbnail available

Tyrese Gibson furious with comic Spanky Hayes for claiming he went gay for movie role

Gibson describes self as 'one of the prominent, black, significant, African American, straight men in this town called Hollywood'