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Taylor Kitsch Joins Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  Actor Taylor Kitsch attends the "Savages" New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 27, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Deadline reports that Taylor Kitsch is joining the star-studded cast for Ryan Murphy's HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play The Normal Heart. The cast includes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, and now Kitsch. The story focuses on the onset of the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York City. Kitch will play a closeted investment banker who eventually becomes an AIDS activist. Just like his character in Battleship.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images