“The Normal Heart” Drops New Trailer: Watch Here!

Posted Monday March 10, 2014 10:32 AM GMT

It’s going to be one of the biggest made-for-TV movies of the year, and “The Normal Heart” just unveiled its first teaser trailer.

Slated to air on HBO on May 25th, the forthcoming film stars Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch.

As seen in the preview, Bomer and Ruffalo engage in a romantic kiss, though the overall film (directed by Ryan Murphy) is definitely more of a tragedy.

Per the synopsis, “The Normal Heart tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.”