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

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?