Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (“Eat Pray Love,” “Glee”), the film was shot in New York City last summer. Kramer adapted his play for the film.
Academy Award winner Roberts is cast as Dr. Emma Brookner, with Matt Bomer as Felix Turner, Ruffalo as Ned Weeks and Taylor Kitsch as Bruce Niles with Parsons reprising the role of Tommy Boatwright that he played on Broadway. Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, who portrayed Ned Weeks in the 2011 Broadway premiere of Kramer's play, plays Mickey Marcus.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.