I added 13 more photos of Mark on the set of The Normal Heart yesterday.
If your car is parked on Henry Street around Pineapple and Clark Streets, make sure you move it before 10pm Saturday (6/8). ‘The Normal Heart’ a new HBO movie starring Mark Ruffalo and Jim Parsons (Sheldon from ‘Big Bang Theory’) will be shooting there on Sunday. (If your car does end up towed, contact the location manager at 917-705-4934 or the location department at 646-863-7530.)
The film, written by Larry Kramer, is about “a gay activist [who] attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s,” according to IMDB. Kramer best known for founding the AIDS advocacy group ACT UP, adapted the film from his 1985 play.
He’d originally optioned it to Barbra Streisand for a feature film:
IMDB: Barbra Streisand bought the film rights to Kramer’s play, “The Normal Heart”, in 1985. However, Kramer withdrew them in 1995, after Streisand had not made the film in 10 years. Streisand had planned to direct the film after The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), but that production was so problematic that she could not face directing again so soon. Kramer claimed Streisand preferred to do other work, instead, thereby blocking other directors from making the film. His memorable comment on Streisand’s hesitance was “P*ss or get off the pot!”.
Dave Franco shared a message about “Now You See Me” opening day along with this photo of him and Mark!
The movie did amazingly well the first day.
Thank you to all who checked it out!
If we keep this momentum we can take down the M. Night Shyamalan movie!–I’ve been waiting my whole life to say that…
Pre-weekend tracking appears to have been off this weekend as Sony’s “After Earth” underperforms and Summit’s “Now You See Me” overperforms to meet in the middle at an anticipated sum just less than $30 million this weekend.
After taking second in the domestic marketplace Friday, “Now You See Me” is expected to close the frame in second with about $27 million, spectacularly beating earlier projections that had the pic in the mid-to-high teens.
Conversely, “After Earth,” which was projected to earn between $35 million and $40 million, is right on “Now You See Me’s” heels. Pics earned $9.8 million and about $10.1 million Friday, respectively.
Universal’s “Fast and Furious 6? is easily retaining the top spot in its soph sesh, though not with the margin of victory expected a few days ago. A total near $50 million has been scaled back to $35 million — a 65% week-over-week drop — after Friday’s $10.5 million haul, barely ahead of the frame’s openers.
In limited release, CBS Films bowed “The Kings of Summer” and Fox Searchlight bowed “The East” both on four screens this frame. They enjoyed per screen averages of $4,443 and $4,875 Friday, respectively.