Plan B Produces HIV Drama “Normal Heart”

Brad Pitt’s Plan B has come onboard to produce “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy’s new feature adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 autobiographical play “The Normal Heart”.

Set in early 80’s New York City at the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis, the story follows gay Jewish-American writer/activist Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo) who founded a prominent HIV advocacy group.

Weeks approach to activism was much louder and more public than the calmer and less aggressive tactics of his colleagues, friends and lover Felix Turner. Their arguments soon threatened to undermine all they stood for.

Ellen Barkin, Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Lee Pace and Jim Parsons all starred in a Broadway production of the play back in April.