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Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!

Ryan Murphy continues filming for THE NORMAL HEART for HBO in New York City. Check out photos of Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on set below!

Jim Parsons will also star in the film, alongside Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer in the cable network's original movie adaptation of the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play.

The film takes place during the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Parsons will play gay activist Tommy Boatwright, the role which he portrayed in the 2011 Broadway revival. Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, described as "a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist." Production is scheduled to begin later this year in New York for a 2014 premiere.

THE NORMAL HEART, whose recent revival closed on Broadway on July 10, 2011, won three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play (Ellen Barkin) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (John Benjamin Hickey). The play was also honored as the Best Revival of a Play by the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards and received Drama Desk Awards for Best Ensemble and Best Direction of a Play, along with a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle.

THE NORMAL HEART was first produced by Joseph Papp and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg at The Public Theater in 1985, where it ran for 294 performances. Joel Grey played in the role of "Ned Weeks" (replacing Brad Davis) in the original production. The play received an Off-Broadway revival in 2004.

A film adaption of THE NORMAL HEART has been in the works for years with numerous stars and directors attached to it, including Barbra Streisand who held the rights for a number of years.

Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!
Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch on the set of THE NORMAL HEART (Photo Credit: Mark Ruffalo/Twitter)

Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!
Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Company (Source)

Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!
Jonathan Groff and Taylor Kitsch (Source)

Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!
Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Company (Source)

Photo Flash: Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Mark Ruffalo on the Set of THE NORMAL HEART!
Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff and Company (Source)



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