March 17, 2014

The Normal Heart...


Already looking forward to this one….

Here is the just-released trailer for HBO's The Normal Heart, the finally on film version of Larry Kramer's award winning 1985 play on the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish American founder of an HIV advocacy group. 

A long-delayed film version with Barbra Streisand died during planning, and then a Tony-winning 2011 Broadway revival with The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons revived interest.

Now out director Ryan Murphy -- famous for Glee, American Horror Story, and Eat Pray Love -- is bringing The Normal Heart to HBO, with Parsons, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo.

This is one of those iconic plays I have always heard of and never seen… so come May when it airs, I'll be watching!