Pitt’s Plan B producing ‘Normal Heart’

Ryan Murphy will direct bigscreen version of Larry Kramer's play

Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment has come aboard to produce Ryan Murphy’s “The Normal Heart.”

Based on Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical play, pic centers on an activist’s attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the 1980s.

Murphy will direct and serve as producer; The “Glee” creator last directed “Eat Pray Love” in 2010.

“The Normal Heart” enjoyed a Broadway run this year, starring Ellen Barkin and Joe Mantello. Mark Ruffalo is attached to star in the bigscreen adaptation.

Murphy most recently produced “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,” while Ruffalo last starred in “The Kids Are All Right.” Ruffalo is also attached to star in Summit’s magician heist pic “Now You See Me” and Disney’s “The Avengers.”

CAA reps Plan B and Murphy while UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners rep Ruffalo.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety