The Normal Heart, premieres Sunday, May 25th at 9PM/8C, only on HBO
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.
HBO has announced that Ryan Murphy’s television film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s drama The Normal Heart will premiere at 9pm on Sunday, May 25.
With a screenplay by playwright Kramer and direction by Murphy, the film stars Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, an activist determined to get New York City to recognize the onset of a mysterious illness, which would later become known as AIDS.
Also featured in the film are Matt Bomer as Ned’s lover, Felix, Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner, Taylor Kitsch as Bruce Niles, Jim Parsons as Tommy Boatwright, Alfred Molina as Ben Weeks, Joe Mantello as Mickey Marcus, Jonathan Groff as Craig, Denis O’Hare as Hiram Keebler, Stephen Spinella as Sanford, Corey Stoll as John Bower, Finn Wittrock as Albert, and BD Wong as Buzzy.
Inspired by true events in Kramer’s life that led to the formation of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, The Normal Heart premiered at the Public Theater in 1985 and won a 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
Marvel Studios announced today that the highly anticipated super hero sequel Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will film key elements of the movie in the capital city of Seoul. Bringing production of this significant motion picture to Korea will create jobs for local extras, crews and vendors which will benefit the local film industry in South Korea.
“South Korea is the perfect location for a movie of this magnitude because it features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes and spectacular architecture,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and producer of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “We would especially like to thank the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) for making it possible for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to come to Korea.”
“We’re very excited to have the production in Korea, and also expect this to serve as the footstep of many more opportunities yet to come,” says minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Republic of Korea, Yoo Jinryong.
In addition to Korea, where the number of fans of Marvel Studios’ films has grown since the release of “Iron Man,” the international production schedule for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced.
Directed by Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), the film returns its iconic cast, including Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man 3,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor: The Dark World,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Now You See Me”) as Hulk, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner (“American Hustle,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,”) as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as Nick Fury. Joining the cast are Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Godzilla,” “Kick Ass 2?) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (“Godzilla”) as Scarlet Witch and James Spader (“The Blacklist,” “Lincoln”) as Ultron.
Set for release in the United States on May 1, 2015, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is produced by Kevin Feige. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, and Jon Favreau.
The Variety Studio welcomes the cast and director of Sundance buzz drama “Infinitely Polar Bear” for an intimate discussion. Filmmaker Maya Forbes reveals the origin of the film’s title while co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldanashare an emotional story about the inspiration for the feature, which is playing in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the festival
Shooting on the follow-up to last year’s sleeper hit Now You See Me will take place in the U.S., Europe, and Asia “to capitalize on the property’s international appeal, with most of the original cast returning, and some exciting new additions,” Now You See MeLionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts this morning in a call to discuss the company’s fiscal Q3 earnings. He added later that execs “absolutely see it as a franchise. We’re going to add some cast to it. We see it as an ongoing situation.” Execs pushed the theme of Lionsgate as an incubator for franchises.
The specialty labels takes North American, German, U.K., Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to the Maya Forbes-helmed drama, which also stars Zoe Saldana.
Sony Pictures Classics has closed a deal to acquire North American, German, U.K., Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to the Maya Forbes-helmed drama Infinitely Polar Bear.
One of the hottest Sundance titles going into the festival, the film premiered at Eccles Theatre on Jan. 18. Infinitely Polar Bear, which is seen as having awards-season potential, also was pursued by Roadside Attractions.
The dysfunctional family film stars Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar father put in charge of taking care of his two young, precocious daughters after their mother (Zoe Saldana) leaves to pursue her MBA in New York. Imogene Wolodarsky and Ashley Aufderheide co-star.
Inspired by writer-director Forbes’ own childhood, the film marks her directorial debut while she began her career on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show and has since written for numerous TV shows and big-budget films including Monsters vs Aliens.
“I am thrilled,” Forbes said. “Sony Pictures Classics consistently releases the movies I want to see. The film connected deeply with audiences at Sundance and I think (SPC’s) Michael (Barker), Tom (Bernard) and Dylan (Leiner) have a terrific plan to expand on that experience. Infinitely Polar Bear could not have found a better home.”
Added SPC in a statement: “We are excited and pleased to be bringing Maya Forbes’ accomplished, deeply moving and joyous autobiographical story to the public.”
Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer produced the film. J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Austin Stark, Ruth Mutch, Jackie Kelman Bisbee exec produced.
ICM Partners and attorney Chris Tricarico of Tricarico Chavez repped the filmmakers. Forbes, Wolodarsky and Ruffalo also are repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
The Solution Entertainment Group is handling all remaining international territories for the film.
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
No one but Mark Ruffalo could play the central character of Infinitely Polar Bear — a bipolar dad who loves his two daughters as much as he frequently endangers them — and have you actually root for him this much. You need Ruffalo’s warmth and charisma to counterbalance his forays into irresponsible insanity, and the tough balancing act he pulls off may be his best performance yet.