Taylor Kitsch to Be Normal Heart-Throb, Joins HBO's Ryan Murphy-Helmed AIDS Drama

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Taylor Kitsch The Normal Heart HBO Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of The Normal Heart has just been set aflutter: Taylor Kitsch is the latest addition to the cast!

The star-studded TV movie, based on Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play, already boasted a star-studded ensemble that includes Julia Robert, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival, Jim Parsons.

According to Deadline, which broke the news, the Friday Night Lights alum will play the part that Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace tackled on stage: Bruce Niles, a closeted banker who becomes a big-time AIDS activist.

What do you think? Counting down the days until the film’s 2014 debut yet?



Comments (13)

  • Texas Forever

    Comment by amandareynolds – March 1, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, counting days. Not in the slightest because of Kitch but because of Ruffalo and Bomer playing boyfriends.

    Comment by james – March 1, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is the first name supposed to be Julia Roberts…?

    Comment by Lucy – March 1, 2013 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, this has an amazing cast, I can’t wait.

    Comment by David4 – March 1, 2013 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo AND Ryan Murphy? I can’t wait! Ryan really is an amazing writer.

    Comment by dude – March 1, 2013 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ruffalo and Bomer working together! Looking forward to this. Is Baldwin still in?

    Comment by Lena – March 1, 2013 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mr. Murphy has made a terrible film and 2 awful TV shows (I like AHS, at least the second season) in the past 5 years. I’ll be surprised if there’s any subtlety to this production, which thrives on being subtle, at least on stage.

    Comment by Sam – March 1, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Julia ROBERTS

    Comment by forwarddad – March 1, 2013 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • not a fan of Ryan Murphy but I will most definitely be watching this because of Riggins.

    Comment by rebecca – March 1, 2013 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ryan Murphy handling AIDS? the same guy who relies on sensationalism to sell his crappy shows (including AHS: is all about shock and effect over actual quality) and who thinks that GAY = fabulous rich white pretty people? … despite the great cast, I’m not excited about the project if he is in charge.

    Comment by leo – March 2, 2013 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am interested in the story, like the actors involved, but don’t get HBO. Can you buy HBO on demand for one show, does anyone know?

    Comment by JBC – March 4, 2013 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We have cable included in our rent but not the pay stations.

      Comment by JBC – March 4, 2013 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gosh, Taylor is SUPER HOT, GORGEOUS AND HANDSOME! :) Not to mention that he’s very manly too. Gosh, I would be happy to be his mistress. HAHAHAHA (Kidding)

    Comment by Jeniebeth Ann – March 5, 2013 12:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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