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?

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13 Comments
  1. james says:

    Yes, counting days. Not in the slightest because of Kitch but because of Ruffalo and Bomer playing boyfriends.

  2. Lucy says:

    Is the first name supposed to be Julia Roberts…?

  3. David4 says:

    Wow, this has an amazing cast, I can’t wait.

  4. dude says:

    Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo AND Ryan Murphy? I can’t wait! Ryan really is an amazing writer.

  5. Lena says:

    Ruffalo and Bomer working together! Looking forward to this. Is Baldwin still in?

  6. Sam says:

    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.

  7. forwarddad says:

    It’s Julia ROBERTS

  8. rebecca says:

    not a fan of Ryan Murphy but I will most definitely be watching this because of Riggins.

  9. leo says:

    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.

  10. JBC says:

    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?

  11. 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)

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