“The Normal Heart” Makes the Cover of “Entertainment Weekly”

This week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s magazine features the main cast of HBO’s The Normal Heart.

The Normal Heart is a film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play based on real life events and people. The film takes place in the 1980’s during the HIV/AIDS Crisis and stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Jim Parsons.

EW The Normal Heart cover

The cast and crew reflect on the challenges in this excerpt of EW‘s interview:

“Despite involvement from names like Barbra Streisand, who owned the rights for 10 years, The Normal Heart appeared to be destined for only theatre until Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy acquired the rights in 2009 with his own money. “I really believed in it,” explains Murphy, who first read the play in college and directed the film version. “Larry set a very high price. I gulped and said, ‘Okay,’ and bought it. I think he wanted to see, ‘Is this kid serious?’ And I was.” Kramer, who’s HIV-positive and currently recovering from unrelated medical complications, was unable to speak to EW but emailed that Heart made it to the screen “because of Ryan Murphy caring passionately about getting it made, abetted by [exec producer] Dante Di Loreto.”” 

EW also included this GIF, which gives a timeline and some facts about the HIV/AIDS Crisis.

The-Normal-Heart-GIF

 

Watch the tailer below:

Will you catch The Normal Heart when it premieres on HBO on May 25?

New Behind-the-Scenes Interviews with “The Normal Heart” Stars

HBO has released a series of new behind-the-scenes interviews with The Normal Heart stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, and Jim Parsons.

The Normal Heart is a film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer. It is set in the 1980’s during the HIV/AIDS Crisis in the gay community.

The Normal Heart - poster

In the videos, the actors discuss how they connected with their characters and the their characters’ motivations.

What do you think of the interviews? Will you watch the movie when it premiers on HBO on May 25?

Source: BroadwayWorld

HBO Releases New “The Normal Heart” Stills

HBO has released a photo set of breathtaking new stills in preparation for the May 25 release of the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart.

The Normal Heart is set in the 1980s during the HIV/AIDS Crisis and focuses on the gay community. The film and play are based on real people and real events. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jonathan Groff, and Jim Parsons.

Here are the new photos!

normalh1

normalh2 normalh7

normalh6 normalh3 normalh4normalh5

Source: broadwayworld.com

Official Trailer for HBO’s “The Normal Heart”

HBO released the full trailer for their film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning stage play The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer on April 18th. The film is set during the 1980’s HIV/AIDS Crisis within the gay community. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, and Julia Roberts. Watch it here:

What do you think of the trailer?

Sources: IMDb, YouTube

Behind-the-Scenes Interviews with “The Normal Heart” Stars Jim Parsons & Taylor Kitsch

Broadwayworld.com reports that HBO has released new behind-the-scenes interviews with Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch, in which they discuss their characters in The Normal Heart.

The Normal Heart is a film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning stage play. The official synopsis of the film from HBO reads as such:

“Directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy (“Eat Pray Love,” “Glee”) and written by Academy Award nominee Larry Kramer (“Women in Love”), adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS Crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an 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 film also stars Alfred Molina (“An Education”), Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (“Law & Order”), Jonathan Groff (HBO’s “Looking”), Denis O’Hare (HBO’s “True Blood”), Stephen Spinella (“Milk”), Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”), Finn Wittrock (“Unbroken”) and BD Wong (HBO’s “Oz”). An HBO Films presentation of a Plan B and Blumhouse production in association with Ryan Murphy Productions, THE NORMAL HEART is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto (“Glee”), Jason Blum (the “Paranormal Activity” series), Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”), Dede Gardner (“12 Years a Slave”). Mark Ruffalo co-executive produces; Scott Ferguson (HBO’s “Temple Grandin”) produces.”

The Normal Heart will air May 25 at 9 PM on HBO.

The Normal Heart - poster

Television Exclusive – Cast of HBO’s “The Normal Heart” talk costumes

The cast of HBO’s upcoming TV movie drama, The Normal Heart, talked about some of their favorite costume pieces and behind-the-scenes fun with The Hollywood Reporter.

Normal Heart follows the tragic story of the 1980s AIDS epidemic and gives audiences an in-depth look at the tragedy through different perspectives. The Hollywood Reporter will be releasing a special issue featuring interviews with the cast and director, which reveal the extensive 30-year journey to get the film made.

The Normal Heart is directed by Ryan Murphy and stars Taylor Kitsch, Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Matt Bomer, and Denis O’Hare. Will you be watching The Normal Heart when it premieres on May 25, 2014?

Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 12.08.22 AM

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and IMDbPro

TrulyLuminary Exclusive – Movies to Look Forward to in 2014

Although 2013 has been an amazing year for the world of movies, 2014 is promising to be yet another amazing year. Here is a list of the films that we are looking forward to here at TrulyLuminary:

1) Her

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson

Director: Spike Jonze

Release Date: Friday, January 10th

MV5BMjA1Nzk0OTM2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjU2NjEwMDE@._V1._SX510_SY755_

2) August: Osage County

Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nichols, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Abigal Breslin, Dermot Mulroney

Director: John Wells

Release Date: Friday, January 10th

MV5BNzQ5ODE4NTcxNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjkyNDQ0MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

3) Gimme Shelter 

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd, Dascha Polanco

Director: Ron Krauss

Release Date: Friday, January 24th

MV5BMTg0MzMyMjYxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDYzMTc2MDE@._V1._SX634_SY939_

4) That Awkward Moment

Cast: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas

Director: Tom Gormican

Release Date: Friday, January 31st

MV5BMjExODEyMjMwNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTAyODM1MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

5) The Lego Movie

Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Release Date: Friday, February 7th

MV5BMTg4MDk1ODExN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzIyNjg3MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

6) The Monuments Men 

Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman

Director: George Clooney

Release Date: Friday, February 7th

MV5BMjMxMjk4NTM1M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjg0MjQ3MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

7) One Chance

Cast: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper

Director: David Frankel

Release Date: Friday, February 7th

One Chance - poster #1

8) Winter’s Tale

Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe, Ripley Sobo, Mckayla Twiggs

Director: Akiva Goldsman

Release Date: Friday, February 14th

MV5BNTMyNjI1NTM4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjcwMzc1MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

9) Pompeii

Cast: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Release Date: Friday, February 21st

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 2.10.47 PM

10) The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Finnes, Lea Seydoux, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Wilkinson

Director: Wes Anderson

Release Date: Friday, March 7th

MV5BMzM5NjUxOTEyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjEyMDM0MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

11) Divergent

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet

Director: Neil Burger

Release Date: Friday, March 21st

Divergent - poster

12) Noah

Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Release Date: Friday, March 28th

Russell Crowe as Noah

13) Neighbors

Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Release Date: Friday, May 9th

MV5BOTQ0OTkzODgyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTA3OTE4MDE@._V1._SX485_SY768_-1

14) Godzilla

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, David Strathaim, Victor Rasuk, CJ Adams, Richard T. Jones

Director: Gareth Edwards

Released Date: Friday, May 16th

MV5BMTQ0ODgzNjg2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDkxMzc3MDE@._V1._SX640_SY947_

15) X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

Director: Bryan Singer

Release Date: Friday, May 23rd

X-Men - Days of Future Past - #1

16) Maleficent

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

Director: Robert Stromberg

Release Date: Friday, May 30th

MV5BOTczNjE4OTQ0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDUzMTE2MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

17) The Fault in Our Stars

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, David Whalen

Director: Josh Boone

Release Date: Friday, June 6th

enhanced-buzz-wide-27489-1387325176-9

18) How to Train Your Dragon 2

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig

Director: Dean DeBlois

Release Date: Friday, June 13th

MV5BNzQ2NDk4MTc0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTIyNjY2MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

19) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 

Cast: Gary Oldman, Angela Kerecz, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Toby Kebbell, Kevin Rankin

Director: Matt Reeves

Release Date: Friday, July 11th

MV5BNTU3MjYxMDE3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjE3OTc3MDE@._V1._SX640_SY951_

20) The Giver

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay

Director: Philip Noyce

Release Date: Friday, August 15th

giver

21) The Maze Runner

Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, Don McManus, Chris Sheffield, Blake Cooper, Joe Adler, Dexter Darden

Director: Wes Ball

Release Date: Friday, September 19th

MV5BMzgwMzE4OTU5NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTU2NzA4OQ@@._V1._SX640_SY426_

22) The Boxtrolls

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg

Directors: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable

Release Date: Friday, September 26th

MV5BMTM5OTUxNTc4NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzI5Nzk3OQ@@._V1._SX640_SY948_

23) Gone Girl

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Missi Pyle, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Casey Wilson, Patrick Fugit

Director: David Fincher

Release Date: Friday, October 3rd

BciDuhdCQAAMspN

24) Interstellar 

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo

Director: Christopher Nolan

Release Date: Friday, November 7th

MV5BMTM5Mzc2OTc2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzkxOTk3MDE@._V1._SX640_SY948_

25) Fury

Cast: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Michael Pena, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel, Brad William Henke, Jim Parrack

Director: David Ayer

Release Date: Wednesday, November 12th

MV5BMTc0MDI2ODgxNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTM1NDgyMDE@._V1._SX640_SY480_

26) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Knepper, Stef Dawson, Elden Henson, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Patina Miller

Director: Francis Lawrence

Release Date: Friday, November 21st

Mockingjay - cover

27) Exodus

Cast: Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, John Tuturro, Indira Vama, Maria Valverde, Emun Elliott

Director: Ridley Scott

Release Date: Friday, December 12th

MV5BNjI4NzMyODA3M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTkxNTc4MDE@._V1._SX640_SY339_

28) Annie 

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas

Director: Will Gluck

Release Date: Friday, December 19th

enhanced-buzz-1305-1387568899-0

29) The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Luke Evans, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Nesbitt

Director: Peter Jackson

Release Date: Wednesday, December 17th

legolas-hobbit-there-and-back-again-ew

30) Into the Woods

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Billy Magnussen, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone

Director: Rob Marshall

Release Date: Thursday, December 25th

Into the Woods - first look

Are you looking forward to any of the movies on this list? Are there any movies that aren’t on this list that you want to see? Do you think 2014 will be a strong year for movies?