Michael Douglas Looks Forward to Shooting New Film

Michael_DouglasMichael Douglas has finished his treatment for throat cancer, and this early, the Oscar-winning actor is already looking forward to working on a new project.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Douglas said he will know by January whether the cancer has been eradicated after an aggressive treatment that required him to undergo therapy five days a week. And as if to prove that he is indeed feeling better, Douglas said that he could start shooting Steven Soderbergh’s “Liberace,” where the 66-year-old actor plays the title role, in May or June next year.

Although he admitted that his cancer, discovered in August, has made him think about mortality, it also made him realize the value of having a very supportive family. “It showed me a love that I never knew really existed,” he said. And as the year draws to a close, Douglas said that he is very thankful despite the challenges he faced this year, including the incarceration of his son Cameron and an ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife. “After all the adversity I’ve had this year, with my health and my son’s incarceration, my ex-wife and the lawsuit — to be able to sit here and talk to you, I’m so happy,” Douglas said.