First pictures: Michael Douglas as Liberace in ‘Behind the Candelabra’

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Liberace Scott Thornson Behind the CandelabraOver the weekend, what is purportedly the first photo of Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in character as Liberace and his lover, Scott Thornson, hit the Internet. The pair are co-starring in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie, “Behind the Candelabra,” about Liberace’s “tempestuous” six-year relationship with Thornson.

Bone up on your Liberace knowledge before the movie airs (it’s set for an as-yet-unspecified spring debut) with video, photo galleries and key events about Liberace’s life and death — in Palm Springs — in 1987.

And let us know what you think of Douglas and Damon? Convincing transformations?