United Press International - January 21, 2012
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Alec
Baldwin will top the cast in the film version of the Tony-winning
play "The Normal Heart," the producers announced.
Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons have also been nailed down by Ryan
Murphy, who will produce the movie for Brad Pitt's Plan B
company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Normal Heart" is set in New York's homosexual community amid
the AIDS onslaught of the 1980s. The play won the Tony for best
revival last year.
Parsons, who was in last year's stage version, will revive his
role as a southern-born gay activist.
The Reporter said financing was still being put together; however
there has reportedly been serious interest in the project from