It’s been awhile since we’ve had an update regarding Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy’s feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, but some firm news has surfaced today. The autobiographical drama written by Larry Kramer, who also wrote the feature script, chronicles the rise of HIV/AIDS among New York’s gay community in the 1980s and features an impressive cast lead by Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, and Matt Bomer.
HBO announced today that the film will debut as an HBO movie, with production set to get underway later this year for a 2014 debut. Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons were previously attached to the project, but they don’t appear in this latest press release. This isn’t Murphy’s first foray into features, as he previously helmed Eat Pray Love and Running With Scissors. Murphy follows in the footsteps of Steven Soderbergh, who opted to debut his upcoming Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, on HBO rather than going the theatrical route. Hit the jump for the full press release.