For those out there that have always wanted to see Michael Douglas in rhinestones, fur and pink (all at the same time), your dreams will come true in the not-too-distant future. Hey... Where'd everybody go? I was just trying to let them know that Michael Douglas has signed on to star in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh biopic about Liberace. It's true--Liberace himself had a lower hairline than Mr. Douglas currently does, but like I tell my boyfriend, oh my god, please wipe the crumbs off the counter. Also: It takes a real man to wear pink. Douglas will comb his hair forward, don the pink tuxedo and maybe even keep the counters clean as Mr. Showbiz for his Traffic director.
Michael Douglas is really covering the acting spectrum lately. Last week, the Moviefile told you about the 64-year-old actor taking the role of flamboyantly be-sequined entertainer Liberace. (To me, though, Victor Garber is still the only real Liberace. Aside from the real real Liberace, I guess.) Variety reported earlier this week that Douglas will also be starring as "a car magnate with a runaway libido" in Millennium Films' Solitary Man.
Perhaps spurred on by the recent drama of the world's financial markets, the Wall Street sequel that's been in pre-production since last year is finally getting put on the fast track, according to Variety . The original film starred Michael Douglas as the famously unscrupulous corporate raider Gordon Gekko, who was so slimy he might have oozed the very oil that slicked back his hair. 20th Century Fox reportedly wants Douglas back for Money Never Sleeps, which has his character being released from a stint in prison. Douglas may be tired of being associated with the character, though -- just a few weeks ago, he snapped at reporters who wanted him to answer financial questions as Gordon Gekko. [To be fair, I, too, have no tolerance for reporters who ask actors to role-play. - Zach]
Oh no they are NOT. Twentieth Century Fox just went and got themselves into the doghouse with me. It's like the equivalent of catching them in the act of replacing your entire wardrobe with new, trendy clothes. Sure, they thought it would be a nice surprise for you, but some of your old clothes fit really well and were one-of-a-kinds and you liked your old clothes, damn it. They were classic. These new ones won't fit right and will be out of style in a year or two and fashion will be ruined for you forever. Fox has announced that they're going to do a remake of Romancing The Stone. They might mean well, but they are totally sleeping on the couch.