News about the Liberace biopic… or is it?

I received a press release today that said “Steven Soderbergh … and Jerry Weintraub … will bring the film Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon… to HBO Films, it was announced today.” The thing is, I’m not quite sure how this is news.

It’s been known for quite a while that Douglas and Damon were starring and Soderbergh directing; I reported about it last May here, and it was already well known by that time. So what exactly is the news? Is it that Jerry Weintraub is producing? That it will appear on HBO? I’m not sure.

What I am sure is that production doesn’t even begin until next summer, for a 2013 release. So whatever this “news” is, well, I’m passing it along…

—  Arnold Wayne Jones