First Shots From NORMAL HEART Film NYC Set

By: Jun. 12, 2013

The first on location shots from Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS drama THE NORMAL HEART have just been leaked, showcasing leading ensemble player Taylor Kitsch.

Kitsch portrays Bruce Niles, a compatriot of protagonist Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) and an early activist as well, though closeted, unlike out and loud Weeks - a matter which becomes one of many sources of tension between the two characters throughout the groundbreaking, period-set drama.

In the shots, Kitsch cuts a compelling figure in spiffy period-apropos attire, showing off his trademark blond locks while exiting a Manhattan building, appointment book in hand.

Also, images of Kitsch opening a window and dropping a 1980s-era video camera out of it have appeared, as well.

THE NORMAL HEART stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Julia Roberts, also featuring appearances by Joe Mantello, Armand Schulz, Joel Grey, Frank De Julio and more. It is directed by Ryan Murphy.

THE NORMAL HEART will premiere on HBO early next year.

View the first location shots of Taylor Kitsch in THE NORMAL HEART below.

Photo Credits: Lainey Gossip