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Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer to Star in Ryan Murphy's Normal Heart Adaptation for HBO
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Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer to Star in Ryan Murphy's Normal Heart Adaptation for HBO

Jan 4 2013, 5:10pm CST | by

Ryan Murphy is heading to HBO. The co-creator behind Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal — who also just became a first-time father — will direct an adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO...

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Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer to Star in Ryan Murphy's Normal Heart Adaptation for HBO

Jan 4 2013, 5:10pm CST | by

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Ryan Murphy is heading to HBO.

The co-creator behind Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal — who also just became a first-time father — will direct an adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO, the cable network announced Friday.

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer will star in the TV film, which is being adapted by original playwright Larry Kramer, who helped form one of the first advocacy groups for HIV prevention and care. The Normal Heart centers on the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis of the early 1980s in New York City. Roberts will play Dr. Emma Brookner, paraplegic physician who treats some earlier victims. Ruffalo will portray Ned Weeks, who witnesses the disease and its effects first-hand in his gay community and starts asking questions. Bomer takes on the role of Felix, a reporter who enters into a relationship with Ned.

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The project marks Murphy's second collaboration with Roberts, who starred in his 2010 drama Eat Pray Love, and his third with Bomer, who guest-starred on Glee and will also appear on Tuesday's episode of The New Normal. The project will mark a rare small-screen turn for Oscar winner Roberts, who last guest-starred on Law & Order back in 1999.

Murphy will executive-produce the project with Glee executive producer Dante Di Loreto, Jason Blum (The Reader) and Dede Gardner (Eat Pray Love).

The Normal Heart debuted at New York's Public Theatre in 1985 and was revived in Los Angeles, London and off-Broadway. The 2011 Broadway revival won three Tony nominations, including Best Revival, Best Featured actor and Best Featured Actress for The New Normal's Ellen Barkin.

The Normal Heart will premiere on HBO sometime in 2014.

 

 

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We're just barely into the fourth season of "American Horror Story," but fans are eagerly trying to figure out what will happen next season. (Spoiler alert if you don't want to know even the mildest speculation about Season 5.) Ryan Murphy has said in multiple interviews that clues regarding the fifth season are scattered throughout the first few episodes of "Freak Show." In his most recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy confirmed a major clue ...
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Twisty Is Coming Back On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show,' Be Very Scared

Nov 3 2014 3:14pm CST | Source: Huffington Post

Last week, Ryan Murphy revealed one of the biggest pieces of "American Horror Story" news ever: all four seasons of the anthology series are connected. While this was no doubt exciting news for fans, it also distracted from another major reveal in Murphy's interview with Entertainment Weekly. The series creator shared that Twisty the Clown, who (spoiler alert if you haven't seen "Freak Show" Ep ...
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NBC cancels “A to Z” and “Bad Judge” The Peacock announced today it would no longer produce episodes of the freshman comedies beyond their 13-episode orders. “Bad Judge” has shot 10 episodes. “A to Z” has shot 11. Ryan Murphy: All “Ameri...http://ww ...
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Ryan Murphy Confirms All 'American Horror Story' Seasons Are Connected

Oct 31 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Following months of speculation, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that all seasons of "American Horror Story" are connected. Murphy revealed the news during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, published on Friday: They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined. Murphy's words are music to the ears of fans who h ...
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American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Edward Mordrake Claims a Freak

Oct 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 concluded the tale of Edward Mordrake, and the tale of Twisty the Clown, or "Twisted Clown" as my closed-captioning called him. (Yes, I watch TV with closed-captioning. I recommend trying it!) Through Edward Mordrake's hunt for the Halloween sacrifice, we filled in the histories of several of the freaks of American Horror Story: Freak Show, and with only a handful of nit-picky complaints from me. It was t ...
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Watch Jessica Lange Sing Lana Del Rey's 'Gods & Monsters' On 'AHS: Freak Show'

Oct 23 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Jessica Lange covered Lana Del Rey on Wednesday's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," and, as expected, it was the highlight of the episode. "AHS" creator Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would perform a Del Rey song on "Freak Show" last month. A leak of the video earlier this week revealed that the song would be "Gods & Monsters" from Del Rey's "Paradise" EP ...
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Oct 22 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

In the third Freak Show installment, American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 3, we learned the story of Edward Mordrake, and what a story it is. Mordrake was a prodigy with an evil spirit attached to the back of his head. While Edward, the man, was a kind soul, the spirit which eventually came to control him was anything but. Legend has it Edward's spirit took over his body one Halloween night and he killed an entire carnival's worth of freaks. ...
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Sarah Paulson Reveals The 'AHS: Freak Show' Scene That Made Her Cry

Oct 22 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Sarah Paulson has participated in some intense scenes on "American Horror Story," but you might be surprised which one freaked her out the most. On "AHS: Freak Show," Paulson plays a two-headed woman with differing personalities, making even menial tasks exponentially more difficult. Paulson explained in an interview with Vulture that because of this a seemingly simple scene caused he ...
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Jessica Lange's Lana Del Rey Song From 'American Horror Story' Leaks Online

Oct 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The following post contains spoilers about "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Ryan Murphy teased "American Horror Story" fans on Twitter last month by revealing Jessica Lange would cover a Lana Del Rey song in "Freak Show." Now we finally know which one. The fourth season's purposefully anachronistic musical numbers have, so far, included Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars singing a magical rendition of David Bowie's "Life On Mars" (bl ...
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10/21/14: Ryan Murphy gets straight-to-series order for genre-bending anthology series; Turner grabs Cinderella and Jungle Book from Disney; Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises aim to disrupt

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