Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' With Julia Roberts & Mark Ruffalo Heads To HBO, Will Air In 2014

Ryan Murphy's 'The Normal Heart' With Julia Roberts & Mark Ruffalo Heads To HBO, Will Air In 2014
Perhaps further evidence that big studios are staying away from dramas like the plague, "The Normal Heart" has been kicking around for the past few years in slow development. At one point, Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle was involved, and almost exactly one year ago, the cast -- which has long had Mark Ruffalo attached to lead -- was rounded out by Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer and then...nothing. But now the project has a new home and a firm start date. HBO has announced it will produce the film that will shoot later this year and air in 2014. Based on the play by Larry Kramer, story is set in the midst of the HIV-aids crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fought to expose the
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