Michael Douglas (on that long road to recovery, following his battle with throat cancer) has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he’s all fired up and ready to go on his next project.

Around May or June next year, Douglas will begin work on Steven Soderbergh’s long-in-development biopic of famed flamboyant American entertainer and pianist Liberace.

It doesn’t look like he’ll be slowly easing himself back into his work either, as the role will reportedly require special prosthetic work as well as musical training.

Douglas certainly likes a challenge, but he probably feels in safe hands with Soderbergh at the helm. The film will mark their third collaboration, following 2000’s Traffic and the yet to be released action thriller, Haywire.