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HBO announced this afternoon at TCA that it will adapt the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart that will star Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in the key roles and co-star Matt Bomer. Kramer will adapt himself, while Ryan Murphy is set to direct and executive produce along with Jason Blum, Dede Gardner and Dante Di Loreto. It’s slated to begin production later this year in New York City for a slated 2014 debut on HBO. The play tells the story of the onset of the HIV-aids crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Here’s HBO’s official release: Los Angeles, Jan. 4, 2013 – Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo will star in the HBO Films drama The Normal Heart, directed by Emmy® winner Ryan Murphy (“Eat Pray Love,” “Glee”), it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, »


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