HBO PREMIERES ORIGINAL DRAMA FILM ‘THE NORMAL HEART’
HBO Latin America will premiere the new original drama film, The Normal Heart, on May 31st in the Caribbean. Based on Oscar® nominee Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical play of the same name, which won three Tony® Awards during its Broadway run, and directed by Emmy® winner Ryan Murphy, the powerful film tells the story of the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York in the early 80’s.
The Normal Heart brings together a cast of talented actors, including Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, a gay writer looking for answers as he witnesses how the mysterious illness begins to take a heavy toll on the gay community; Matt Bomer as Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover; Taylor Kitsch as Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist; Emmy® winner Jim Parsons as activist Tommy Boatwright, the same role he played on the Broadway version in 2011; and for the first time in an HBO production, Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner, a childhood survivor of polio who treats many of the early victims of HIV-AIDS.
The Normal Heart was directed by Ryan Murphy (“Eat, Pray, Love” and “Glee“); written by Larry Kramer; executive produced by Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Jason Blum, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner; co-executive produced by Ruffalo; and produced by Scott Ferguson (HBO’s “Temple Grandin“).