The Verdict UPDATED: Critics Review HBO "Normal Heart" Film
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The film adaptation of Larry Kramer's landmark AIDS drama
The Normal Heart will premiere on HBO May 25. The starry cast includes Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo and Jim Parsons.
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.
The cast also features
Jonathan Groff ( Spring Awakening), Stephen Spinella, Normal Heart Broadway co-director Joel Grey ( Cabaret), Denis O'Hare ( Take Me Out), B.D. Wong ( M. Butterfly), Alfred Molina ( Red), Corey Stoll ( A View from the Bridge) and Finn Wittrock ( Death of a Salesman).
Reviews are coming out for the anticipated film's premiere. Playbill.com will continue to update.
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