Deadline.com reports that "The Big Bang Theory" star Parsons will reprise the role of Tommy Boatwright that he played on Broadway; "Friday Night Lights" actor Kitsch will play AIDS activist Bruce Niles.
Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (“Eat Pray Love,” “Glee”), the film is scheduled to begin production in New York City later this year for a 2014 debut on HBO. Kramer has adapted his play for the upcoming film.
“We are so proud to be involved with this monumental project,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, in an earlier statement. “Ryan has assembled an extraordinary cast to bring Larry Kramer’s landmark theatrical achievement to the screen for the first time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this important film to HBO.”
Roberts plays Dr. Emma Brookner with Ruffalo as Ned Weeks and Matt Bomer as Felix Turner.
Kramer’s play debuted at New York’s Public Theater in 1985. The 2011 Broadway revival garnered five Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival, Best Featured Actor and Best Featured Actress.