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Taylor Kitsch Goes Gay For Ryan Murphy Project

Taylor Kitsch has joined "The Normal Heart," according to Entertainment Weekly.

The "Fright Night Lights" alum will appear in Ryan Murphy's HBO movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play, which tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early '80s.

In "The Normal Heart," Kitsch will play Bruce Niles, "a closeted banker who becomes a big-time AIDS activist," Deadline reports. The role was originated by David Allen Brooks and revived by "Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace.

The "Friday Night Lights" alum joins the impressive "Normal Heart" cast, which includes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and ...

In more casting news ...

Jim Parsons will revive his "Normal Heart" role. The "Big Bang Theory" star made his Broadway debut as gay activist Tommy Boatwright in the 2011 revival and will bring back the role in Ryan Murphy's HBO movie version. [Deadline]

Dermot Mulroney will return to "New Girl." The so-called "Fancy Man" will be back on the Fox comedy's current second season in April, "throwing a wrench in Jess and Nick's inevitable -- yet controversial! -- union." [Vulture]

DJ Qualls is heading back to TNT. The former "Memphis Beat" actor will guest-star on Season 2 of "Perception" as FBI Agent Rudy Fleckner, "a young, tech-savvy investigator who specializes in cybercrimes." In Qualls' episode, a new online social game comes to the forefront of a homicide case, leading Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) to call on Fleckner. [TV Guide]

by Anonymousreply 804/27/2013

They're still casting this thing? I thought it was in, or even past, production.

by Anonymousreply 103/02/2013

Not much of a stretch.

by Anonymousreply 203/02/2013

Not surprised, Kitsch has always supported his gays.

by Anonymousreply 303/02/2013

Lee Pace is CRUSHED he won't be recreating his Broadway role.

Back to playing hobbits and other excessively hairy creatures for him.

by Anonymousreply 403/02/2013

[quote]Taylor Kitsch Goes Gay For Ryan Murphy Project

Drop the "Project" from that headline and it becomes a story I'd want to know more about.

by Anonymousreply 503/02/2013

There have been some gay rumors about Taylor Kitsch back in his hometown in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 603/02/2013

Cool.

by Anonymousreply 703/02/2013

I'd hit that.

by Anonymousreply 804/27/2013
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