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.

Kramer wrote the script for this project.

"I'm directing it from Larry Kramer's beautiful script and we're going to shoot that in June of next year," Murphy told MTV. "I think it's an important story and I think Mark Ruffalo is just beyond brilliant so I'm very excited to be directing him."

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Normal_Heart, 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."

Ned Weeks founded a prominent HIV advocacy group.

Murphy has Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts, hitting theaters this Friday.

Evan Jacobs