Ryan Murphy (Glee, Eat Pray Love) is directing the filmic adaptation of the off-broadway play ‘The Normal Heart’ which chronicles the rise of AIDS in the New York gay Community in the 1980’s. Larry Kramers semi-autobiographical tale had a broadway revival last year to stellar reviews and strong attendances.
Mark Ruffalo is playing the lead and news just in is that Julia Roberts has signed up for the female lead in the show. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Matt Bomer (White Collar) are rounding out the cast. Slashfilm are saying that the production is also hunting Viggo Mortensen for a role.