imageCliff Martinez has been hired to score the upcoming HBO original movie The Normal Heart. The film is directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, Nip/Tuck, Eat Pray Love) and stars Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Denis O’Hare, Stephen Spinella and Corey Stoll. The movie is based on the Tony-winning play by Larry Kramer (Women in Love) and tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Kramer has also written the screenplay and Murphy is executive producing the project with Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious), Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave, World War Z) and Dante Di Loreto (American Horror Story, Glee). The Normal Heart is set to premiere on May 25, 2014 on HBO.

As previously reported, Martinez also has Steven Soderbergh’s mini-series The Knick starring Clive Owen coming up. The composer has also scored the French thriller Mea Culpa, which recently opened in France and is awaiting a domestic release date.

  1. ed says:

    Good old Cliff – the greatest ambient composer of his generation. Look forward to anything this guy does.