‘American Horror Story’ Co-Creator Ryan Murphy Heads To HBO With ‘The Normal Heart’

American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy’s latest project will air on HBO this May.

To help promote the upcoming AIDS drama The Normal Heart, the folks over at the pay cable channel recently unveiled a new teaser trailer. Based on the play by Larry Kramer, the film follows the HIV/AIDS crisis during the early 80s in New York. Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, and Julia Roberts star in the movie.

The clip below finds Ruffalo’s character begging the New York City mayor to pay attention to the epidemic that’s unfolding throughout the city.

“I am trying to understand why nobody gives a s*** that we’re dying!” his character screams. Check out the trailer for flick below.

Although Murphy is probably best known for his work on such acclaimed television shows as American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck, and Glee, he’s also dabbled in the world of cinema. Ryan previously directed the films Running with Scissors and Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts.

American Horror Story no doubt took up a lot of Murphy’s free time, though he still managed to work with writer Larry Kramer on The Normal Heart for roughly three years. While the upcoming motion picture borrows heavily from the play, those who are familiar with the source material will find a few new elements in the HBO production.

“I think it’s similar to the play and very different. I worked with Larry on the script for, I think, three years, so I believe that we sort of broke it out. I would say that there’s probably 40 to 45 percent new material in the movie, and that’s something that he worked really hard on making a really epic story,” the American Horror Story co-creator explained during a recent press tour.

However, just because Murphy is working on other projects doesn’t mean he’s turned his back on the hit horror series. During his recent chat with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan said the fifth season of American Horror Story is in the works. If you enjoyed what Coven had to offer, then you should love what producers are putting together.

“It’s a combination of things. It’s a combination of two time periods, with the main one being the 1950s. I don’t know. We haven’t started writing it yet, so I don’t really know the tone. I like that we had a lot of comedy in this year, and I like the comic characters, so I think that will remain,” he said of the next season.

Fans of American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy should catch The Normal Heart when it hits HBO on May 25.

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