It seems that Ryan Murphy is as determined to take over television in every way he can. If it's not Glee on FOX, American Horror Story on FX or The New Normal on NBC, it's an adaptation of The Normal Heart due for 2014 on HBO.
The telepic based on a Tony award winning play of the same name by Larry Kramer will go into production next year and already a slew of casting has been announced with both White Collar's Matt Bomer and Avengers Assemble's Mark Ruffalo playing lovers. The production will also feature Julia Roberts who has previously worked with Murphy in the 2010 movie, Eat Pray Love.
I got to hand it to Ryan Murphy in a lot of ways. He might not always be the most perfect of writers (something I plan to look into in another blog) but he's certainly becoming one of the more influential ones in Hollywood at the moment and while this is an adaptation of another writer's project and HBO have a fine history in LGBT characters/storylines/themes, it's nice to see that they're collaborating on this project. Definitely something I'll be reviewing and reporting more on within the next couple of months/year.
Press Release: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/official-ryan-murphys-normal-heart-408707
The Normal Heart will air on HBO in 2014.