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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts hit premiere

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo: Ben Gabbe
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12:  Actress Jane Lynch attends the New York premiere of "The Normal Heart" at Ziegfeld Theater on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Actress Jane Lynch attends the New York premiere of "The Normal Heart" at Ziegfeld Theater

ONE of the most star-studded galas of the year took place on Monday when Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Angelina Jolie and Mark Ruffalo, turned up for the New York premiere of TV film 'The Normal Heart'.

The drama, which was produced by Pitt and stars Julia Roberts was directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, based on his own 1985 play of the same name.

The story focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

Julia Roberts plays the character Dr Emma Brookner, who must deal with the fact that an unidentified disease is affecting gay men in New York.

Brad's own leading lady Angelina took time out of her hectic schedule to help promote the TV film. It will be shown on HBO on May 25.

Angelina appeared to have been in a rush to get ready - with some sharp-eyed observers pointing out that she appeared to have overdone it with the powder compact around her jawline.

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