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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...

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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, Julia Roberts | Photo Credits: Robin Marchant/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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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Pepper Is Officially Returning For 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Sep 11 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

We guessed it back in July, and we were right -- Pepper is returning to "American Horror Story"! Naomi Grossman's beloved microcephalic character from "Asylum" was rumored to return to "AHS" over the summer when an unofficial call sheet leaked. "Yes, she's back," FX confirmed to HuffPost after Entertainment Weekly broke the news. We'll officially get to know what Pepper's life was like before we first met her, lock ...
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Three New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teasers Are Legitimately Terrifying

Sep 4 2014 5:26pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The previous teasers for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" have all been equally creepy and unnerving. But the newest ones released by FX are actually incredibly terrifying. The more mild of the three features a sword swallower shoving a giant blade down his throat (ouch). Yet the other two "Freak Show" promos show maybe the scariest clown you have ever seen in your life (we're not kidding) and another freaky clown-like figure with a disturbing nightmare-inducing ...
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2 weeks ago

Latest 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Is Seriously Twisted

Aug 30 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If you thought the "American Horror Story: Freak Show" teaser with the three-legged acrobat from earlier this week was crazy, this new one is even crazier. The latest teaser for "AHS," revealed by Entertainment Weekly, shows a female contortionist lifting her feet backwards towards her head until -- wait, she has a third leg too! Apparently there are a lot of women with three legs in Ry ...
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2 weeks ago

Here's Your First Look At The 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Cast

Aug 28 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

This is CRAZY! Prepare yourself. The official cast art poster for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is here, and it gives us our first look at the actors in their freaky costumes. Kathy Bates is the bearded lady, Effel Darling, her ex-husband is Michael Chiklis as the strong man, Angela Bassett is Desiree Dupree, who from the looks of the poster has three breasts (although FX would not confirm), and Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars is in the center reigning supreme (no pun intended ...
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2 weeks ago

New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Teaser Features Three-Legged Woman

Aug 27 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The freaks are out, thanks to "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Entertainment Weekly has revealed the third teaser for the upcoming Season 4 of Ryan Murphy's horror anthology and it introduces us to a freak inside the circus tent: the three-legged woman. This isn't just any lady with an extra leg though, she's also an acrobat. Extra body parts is something "AHS" fan ...
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2 weeks ago

Glee Season 6 Synopsis: Why Does Rachel Return Home?

Aug 27 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Fox has released the official synopsis for Glee Season 6 - and it proves that Ryan Murphy isn't a liar. The series creator said this summer that his show will return to its "roots," with a focus on core characters, and we now have confirmation that Rachel will be at the center of new episodes in early 2015. There will be a six-month time jump after the events that concluded Glee ...
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3 weeks ago

New 'American Horror Story' Season 4 Teaser Shows More Freaks

Aug 23 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If you're not ready for things to get ridiculously freaky on "American Horror Story" Season 4, then we recommend you take a moment to prepare. Earlier this week, Ryan Murphy released the first teaser trailer for his upcoming "AHS: Freak Show," which featured a creepy-looking hand. Now the series' creator has released another short teaser via his Twitter, introducing us to another freak. Horror Story Tongue ht ...
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3 weeks ago

Max Adler to Reprise Role on Glee Season 6

Aug 21 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Max Adler is headed back to Glee. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor behind Dave Karofsky will play a major role on Glee Season 6, appearing in a minimum of four episodes. Moreover, despite Season 5 ending with Blaine and Kurt in a very good place, an insider says Dave will be “romantically entangled with” Darren Criss’ character. Hmmm.... Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy did tell repo ...
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4 weeks ago

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Adds World's Smallest Woman To Cast

Aug 14 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The latest casting news for Ryan Murphy's upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" includes the world's smallest woman. On Wednesday night, Aug. 13, Murphy tweeted the news introducing Jyoti Amge as the latest cast member. Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge...the world's smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 13, 2014 The 20-year-old Indian woman is the shortest living woman ...
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4 weeks ago

The World’s Smallest Woman joins 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Aug 13 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

The World’s Smallest Woman joins “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Jyoti Amge, who stands just over 2-feet tall due to a genetic disorder called Achondroplasia, will be part of the cast next season, Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter. ht ...
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