The Normal Heart "focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks."
Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo (Marvel's The Avengers, The Kids Are All Right), Matthew Bomer (White Collar, Magic Mike), Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor, John Carter), Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Academy Award winner Julia Roberts are set to star in HBO Films' The Normal Heart.
Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (Eat, Pray, Love, Glee) and written by Academy Award nominee Larry Kramer (Women in Love), adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. The Normal Heart will debut exclusively on HBO in May.Read More
Director Ryan Murphy has acquired a quartet of fine actors for his upcoming AIDS drama The Normal Heart. Joining previously cast Mark Ruffalo are Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Bomer, and Jim Parsons.
Larry Kramer is writing this adaptation of the Tony Award winning drama, with Brad Pitt on as a producer. The story follows the rise of AIDS in New York's gay community in the early-to-mid 80s. The play first debut Off-Broadway in 1985, and has enjoyed several revivals in Los Angeles and London.Read More
http://movieweb.com/person/brad-pitt/Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment is set to produce Ryan Murphy's drama, The Normal Heart.
The film focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. Ned prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner, none of whom is prepared to throw themselves into the media spotlight. Their differences of opinion lead to frequent arguments that threaten to undermine their mutual goal.Read More
MTV is reporting that Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) is going to bring Larry Kramer's semi-autobiographical play The Normal Heart to the big screen starring Mark Ruffalo.
Ned Weeks founded a prominent HIV advocacy group.Read More