Michael Douglas is all set to get back in front of the camera . In an interview, the actor told the Hollywood Reporter that he will soon start shooting for his role in the biopic, Liberace.

The Oscar winning actor has just finished a seven-week course of chemotherapy and his doctors are optimistic about him beating the odds.

The 66-year-old actor will be facing the camera for the first time after being diagnosed with throat cancer this summer. The actor has been very optimistic of his prognosis.

Douglas will be playing the famous flamboyant performer Liberace and the film will be directed by Steven Soderbergh.

I've got a bunch of tapes of performances, Douglas, says on his role, reports aceshowbiz.com, I'm thinking; I'm a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that.

Liberace was known in the Hollywood industry as a complete entertainer although he was a trained classical pianist. His performances were full of showmanship, props, larger-than-life costumes and stages. He once called himself the “one man Disneyland”.

 Michaels Douglas plans to undertake some musical training for the movie. The film is scripted by Richard LaGravanese. Matt Damon is also a part of the film. The shooting will start sometime between May and June in 2011.