HBO subscribers (and anyone who knows an HBO subscriber) will be able to see Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of the Tony-award winning play “The Normal Heart” Sunday night. In case a slew of articles haven’t peaked your interest, HBO has just released three new clips from the anticipated new drama.
Written by Larry Kramer and based on his experiences raising awareness for the ’80s HIV/AIDS epidemic, “The Normal Heart” features a slew of top tier actors including Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Mark Ruffalo as Kramer’s fictional stand-in, Ned Weeks. It’s an emotional film, and these clips only begin to scrape the surface of how devastating it can be — but they’re undoubtedly worth watching, especially the third, which will prepare you for Murphy’s heavy-handed symbolism.
“The Normal Heart” premieres Sunday night at 9pm on HBO.