The first stills from Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Larry Kramer's iconic play The Normal Heart, about the creation of the Gay Men's Health Crisis during the budding of HIV/AIDS, have hit the web.
The film, which will premiere on HBO in spring 2014, stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch.
“It’s a movie about AIDS, but it’s also really a civil rights movie,” Murphy says. “I think it’s more timely than ever before. It’s really about the quest to be seen not as a gay person or a straight person, but just a person . . . It’s an activist movie that also has a really great love story in it. Of everything I’ve done in my career, I think it is the biggest labour of love.”