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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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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 reporters in April that the final season will feature ...
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'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- ...
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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. http://www.hitfix.c ...
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2 weeks ago

Sarah Paulson Drank Tequila To Get Through That 'AHS' Snake Sex Scene

Aug 7 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

There are a lot of freaky things actors must endure while making "American Horror Story," with its many ghostly, demonic and witchy elements. While visiting "Late Night" on Wednesday, Aug. 6, "AHS" star Sarah Paulson shared one of the most difficult scenes she's had to shoot for the series: being surrounded by snakes during a sex scene. In "Coven," Paulson's Coredelia uses a magical fertilit ...
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2 weeks ago

Glee Season 6 to Introduce Gay Football Player, Twin Cheerios and More

Aug 6 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

We still do not know when Glee Season 6 will debut. But we do now know a number of new characters who will be introduced to viewers on the final season of this Fox comedy. TV Line has come out with the character descriptions for five new William McKinley sophomores who will be introduced whenever Glee returns to the air, likely in early 2015. They include: RODERICK is overweight and shy with a "voice like Otis Redding." The show ...
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3 weeks ago

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Promises 'The Best Season So Far'

Jul 28 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

It's hard to imagine how "American Horror Story" could top its past three seasons when it comes to scaring the hell out of viewers, but according to the cast and producers, that's exactly what they've done with "Freak Show." The FX series hit up Comic Con last week to tease frightening new players and spill some secrets from the set, including the names of the main characters of Season 4. W ...
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4 weeks ago

Finn Wittrock Joins Cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show

Jul 24 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Finn Wittrock has joined the Freak Show. The actor (All My Children, Masters of Sex) has joined the cast of American Horror Story Season 4, as Tweeted today by creator Ryan Murphy. The executive producer remained mum on character details, however. Premiering in October, American Horror Story: Freak Show will take place in 1952, be based in Florida and center on one of the country’s final crazy circuses. It will bring back past stars Jessica Lange ...
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4 weeks ago

'American Horror Story' Season 4 Is Going Darker

Jul 22 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" series is known for pushing boundaries and scaring the hell out of viewers, and it looks like his latest installment is preparing to pack on the weird. FX CEO John Landgraf attended the TCAs this week and said fans of the show can expect a darker Season 4 than what they saw with "American Horror Story: Coven." “Some years it’s going to be b ...
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4 weeks ago

Why 'Glee's' Final Act Is Getting Cut Short

Jul 21 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Goodbyes are never easy, but when it comes to "Glee," Fox wants to keep its farewell short and sweet. Fox Networks Group Chairman-CEO Peter Rice made an appearance at the TCAs to explain why the popular high school musical show would be ending its run with a much shorter 13 episode order -- originally, the series was slated to have 22 episodes in its swan-song season. The reasoning, despite t ...
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6 weeks ago

Glee to Air 13-Episode Final Season

Jul 10 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

We have an update on Glee Season 6: Ryan Murphy has confirmed that his show's final season will be comprised of only 13 episodes. Moreover, it will premiere in early 2015. The creator has told TV Line in the past that the series will "getting back to its roots" on Season 6, hinting at a return to high school; and also said he wants to focus on the core cast. Will Naya Rivera be included in that group? Sort of. She'll retu ...
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