HBO announced that it will adapt the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart, according to Deadline.com . The movie will star Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in the key roles, along with out actor Matt Bomer (White Collar).
Glee creator Ryan Murphy will direct the film, which will feature Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease. Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks; Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Weeks' lover. The Normal Heart will run in 2014.