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PopWrapped | Television

HBO Released A Trailer For "The Normal Heart" And Shattered Our Hearts Into Pieces

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Updated 04/18/2014 8:48pm
HBO Released A Trailer For
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Petya Jordanoff

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@PetyaJordanoff

The Normal Heart is a chilling made-for-television adaptation by Larry Kramer of his groundbreaking 1985 play and will surely set the stakes high when it comes to movies for television. The new trailer for HBO's drama has just been released and it looks so good it practically screams “Emmys”! Set in New York City in the early 1980s at the onset of the HIV-AIDS epidemic, the movie begins on a happy note, at a beach party, but the fun suddenly stops when a character played by Jonathan Groff coughs and drops to his knees. In that very moment we know that the AIDS crisis has entered the lives of all these characters. Mark Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, a character that's a stand in for Kramer himself, an activist and writer trying to raise awareness about the disease, fighting against an indifferent medical community and politicians who won't come near the cause . He works with Emma Brookner, a wheelchair-bound doctor played by Julia Roberts. The movie is directed by Ryan Murphy and the cast also includes Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch. The Normal Heart airs May 25 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO. Check out the trailer below:   [embed]

http://youtu.be/XMN75Opf1_A[/embed]

 

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