Finally, the wait is almost over! HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the Tony Award winning play The Normal Heart has an official premiere date of May 25th!
Directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, who wrote the state play the cast as already been released bolsters an incredible A-list cast featuring: Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Denis O’Hare, Stephen Spinella, BD Wong and Joe Mantello, And several former daytime soap stars who have gone on to incredible success in motion pictures and television including; Matt Bomer (Ex-GL), Finn Wittrock (Ex-AMC) and Jonathan Groff (Ex-OLTL)!
The Normal Heart was previewed at the recent Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour when a clip was shown and the reaction was quite emotional. In the story, during the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, The Normal Heart takes 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.
Mark Ruffalo is the movie’s main protagonist, Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover. Roberts plays Dr. Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease.
So, are you looking forward to seeing The Normal Heart? Let us know!