He would play the title part in director Steven Soderbergh's 'Liberace", due to begin filming in May or June, and is currently studying videos of the entertainer at his apartment in New York. Douglas, 66, who has undergone eight weeks of grueling treatment, said he would undergo a scan in January to see if his cancer has been eliminated.
He said the diagnosis had brought him closer to his father Kirk Douglas with whom he had a strained relationship for many years. “I've been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed," the Telegraph quoted him as telling the Hollywood Reporter.
He is also making plans to take wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, on a round-the-world trip.