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Ryan Murphy’s upcoming adaptation of the play The Normal Heart for HBO just got more star-studded.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and John Carter alum Taylor Kitsch have joined Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in the television movie, EW has confirmed. Parsons will portray gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival; Kitsch will play Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist, according to Deadline, who originally reported the news.

The television movie, based on Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play that Kramer himself will adapt for the small screen, »


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