Sky Atlantic HD will show the UK premiere of Ryan Murphy’s new HBO film The Normal Heart it has been announced.
Featuring an all-star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, the film is directed by Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer.
The Normal Heart is adapted from Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play of the same name and tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. It takes at unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
The supporting cast for the film include Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina, Denis O’Hare, Joe Mantello, Stephen Spinella, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock and BD Wong.
The exact air date for The Normal Heart is yet to be confirmed by Sky Atlantic have stated that it will be shown this summer.