The promotion is really starting to ramp up for the The Normal Heart – and you can see why as it’s shaping up to be quite a television event. Follow a trailer a few days ago and quotes from Matt Bomer talking about the movie yesterday comes a couple of new posters, which you can see above and below.
There feature Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks and Matt Bomer as Felix Turner.
Based on Larry Kramer’s seminal play, Ruffalo’s character is one of the first people to raise an alarm in the early 80s about a new disease that’s initially known as ‘Gay Cancer’, but which later became HIV/AIDS.
Matt Bomer is a gay fashion journalist who becomes Ned’s lover. Julia Roberts is Emma Brookner, a doctor who is the only one of her peers in New York taking AIDS seriously. Jonathan Groff is playing an early victim of the disease called Craig, whose boyfriend, Taylor Kitsch, starts off as a closeted investment banker but eventually becomes an AIDS activist. Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will be gay activist Tommy Boatwright, a role he previously took in a 2011 Broadway revival of the play.
The rest of the world should get to see The Normal Heart shortly after its US HBO debut on May 25th