The Normal Heart: Watch the First Teaser for HBO's Ryan Murphy-Directed AIDS Drama

HBO has finally debuted the first official footage from its highly anticipated film The Normal Heart.

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Based on Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play, Heart features the all-star cast of Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Julia Roberts (August: Osage County).

Directed by Ryan Murphy, the film focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDs epidemic in the 1980s from the perspective of activist Ned Weeks (Ruffalo).

The Normal Heart premieres May 25 at 9/8c on HBO.

Watch the first Normal Heart teaser below, then drop a comment with your early thoughts.