Premium cable network HBO on Friday
released a full trailer for The Normal Heart, director Ryan
Murphy's film adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about
the early days of the AIDS pandemic in New York City.
HBO will premiere the film on Sunday,
The film features an all-star cast,
including Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and
Ruffalo – a co-star of the 2010
lesbian moms flick The Kids Are Alright – will tackle his
first gay role playing Ned Weeks, the hero of Kramer's play.
“I've never seen or heard of anything
like this,” Roberts' character of Dr. Emma Brookner declares in the
90-second trailer. “This seems to only be happening to gay men.”
Ruffalo's Weeks asserts in a television
interview that the government is conspiring to kill all gay men.
In the trailer's final frames, the
characters played by Ruffalo and Bomer appear on a dock.
“You can't stop fighting for the ones
you love,” Ruffalo says in a voice over. (The video is embedded on
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