HBO releases trailer for Liberace flick filmed in Palm Springs

HBO has released its first trailer for “Behind the Candelabra” — the bio-pic about Liberace that was shot, in part, in Palm Springs last year.

“Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the movie is based on Thorson’s autobiography, Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace, which was published in 1988, a year after Liberace’s death,” according to Vanity Fair.

Nearly 900,000 people have watched the trailer in the last 72 hours.

The movie stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant piano man and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson.

Hundreds of Liberace fans and wannabe actors lined up at the Palm Springs Convention Center in July 2012 for a chance to be an extra in the flick.

It was slated to be shot in Palm Springs in late August 2012. Liberace had two homes in Palm Springs.

About 100 extras were needed to play fans, medical personnel and likely other parts, casting director Rich King told The Desert Sun at the time.

Douglas’ father, actor and author Kirk Douglas, had a home in Palm Springs for years and his brother Joel lives only a few blocks from Liberace’s home near Alejo Road.