Published on January 8th, 2013 | by DanNation0
Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer To Play Lovers in ‘The Normal Heart’
A gay boy’s dream come true.
HBO has given the green light to the Ryan Murphy-directed ‘The Normal Heart,’ starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and Matt Bomer.
Out.com reports “We first told you almost a year ago that Julia Roberts will play Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease, rather than Ellen Barkin, who played her in the recent Broadway production (and currently stars in Murphy’s The New Normal). It seems that Ruffalo will still play Ned Weeks (the Kramer stand-in) and Bomer (the only out actor we know who is currently a part of the movie) will play Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover.
No confirmation if Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons are still attached to the project. Kramer is adapting the play for the screen himself, and the film should begin filming this fall in New York City and air in 2014.
The 2011 Broadway revival garnered five Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival, Best Featured Actor for John Benjamin Hickey as Turner and Best Featured Actress for Ellen Barkin as the doctor.