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Watch HBO's Haunting 45-Second Trailer For "The Normal Heart"

The film, following the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City, premieres May 25th.

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HBO has finally released the first teaser for the star-packed film The Normal Heart, based on Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play.

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Directed by Ryan Murphy, the film takes an "unflinching look" at the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City during the 1980s.

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The cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.

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Warning you now, your heart will be caught in your throat for the entire duration of the 45-second clip.

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The HBO original film premieres Sunday, May 25th at 9PM/8C.

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