Directed by Ryan Murphy, “The Normal Heart” features an all-star cast, including Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons, and is based on Kramer’s acclaimed 1985 play about the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York.
The first full trailer shows Mark Ruffalo, his onscreen partner Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts fight to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The pic follows gay activists and the medical community as they try to expose the truth about the crisis. At one point, Ruffalo’s character accuses the government of a conspiracy to murder all gay men.
May 16th – Stars from “The Normal Heart” stopped on the red carpet at the New York premiere on Monday, May 12. Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff, and Denis O’Hare shared what they hope audiences, and especially the younger LGBT generation, will take away from the emotional film.
“Glee” and “Looking” star Jonathan Groff said that, although he didn’t experience the HIV/AIDS crisis, he still hopes the story inspires people his age and younger.
“I was born in 1985 and I’m a part of the sort of younger gay generation,” Groff said on the red carpet. “The generation before me sacrificed a lot, went through a lot, and united politically in a really inspiring, incredible way.”
“A movie like this really keeps that story going and the more we keep telling that story I think the more my generation will get activated and excited about also engaging with the issues,” he added.
“The Normal Heart” commences airing on Foxtel in August, 2014.