Julia Roberts & Mark Ruffalo Sign Up For Ryan Murphy Flick ‘The Normal Heart’

The Normal HeartThis isn’t the first time Julia Roberts and Ryan Murphy have worked together. The pair assaulted audiences with the unforgivably awful EAT PRAY LOVE and set the course of gender equality back centuries in the process.

Well Murphy has signed onto to direct HBO Films adaptation of Larry Kramer’s multi-award winning stage show THE NORMAL HEART and he’s nabbed the mega-smiler and nothing but a class act Mark Ruffalo to take the leads.

This story is more vital and essential than E.P.L. and here’s to hoping this one knocks our socks off!

Synopsis: The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer. It focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. Ned prefers loud public confrontations to the calmer, more private strategies favored by his associates, friends, and closeted lover Felix Turner, none of whom is prepared to throw himself into the media spotlight. Their differences of opinion lead to frequent arguments that threaten to undermine their mutual goal. – wikipedia.

THE NORMAL HEART will air on HBO.