Julia Roberts Teaming Up Again With Eat, Pray, Love Director Ryan Murphy For HBO Film

January 4, 2013
Julia Roberts speaks at Stand Up To Cancer at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 -- Getty Premium

Julia Roberts is teaming up once again with her "Eat, Pray, Love" director Ryan Murphy movie for a new film for HBO.

The actress will star in the adaption of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play, "The Normal Heart," alongside "The Avengers" actor Mark Ruffalo, for HBO Films it was announced on Friday.

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The project will also feature another Murphy favorite - Matt Bomer, who has appeared both in "Glee" and recently recorded an episode of the TV mogul's NBC comedy, "The New Normal."

The film follows Dr. Emma Brookner (Roberts), a paraplegic physician treating early HIV-AIDS patients in New York City in the early 1980s.

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Ruffalo plays Ned Weeks, a gay man who witnesses the disease as it begins to hit the gay community.

Bomer will play a reporter named Felix Turner, who ends up in a relationship with Ruffalo's character.

The film begins production later this year and is scheduled to premiere on the network in 2014.

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