“Based on true events”, says the new Netflix movie The Good Nurse. But unlike the name, the movie will be deviously different. The new crime drama is directed by Tobias Lindholm and is set to premiere on the streaming platform soon.
Netflix was on a hunt at the Berlin European Film Market when they came across this movie and paid $25 Million for it. The Good Nurse follows the occurrences of a true case. And here is what we know so far about the crime biopic.
The Good Nurse: All the details you need to know about this Netflix crime drama
The trailer of Netflix’s crime drama The Good Nurse will send chills down your spine, especially when you discover how close the events were to reality. The movie is based on Charles Graeber’s bestseller of the same name. “A true story of medicine, madness, and murder,” says the tagline on the book cover.
It follows Charles Cullen, a nurse and a serial killer who confessed to killing up to 40 patients over the course of his career. Krysty Wilson-Cairns is the screenwriter, who has also been nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay on the war drama 1917. It stars the Oscar-studded lead Jessica Chastain who won an Oscar for Best Actress in the movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Eddie Redmayne who won Best Actor for The Theory of Everything.
Charles Cullen was a former nurse in New Jersey and thought of himself as an angel of some sort that was freeing people of pain by dosing them with lethal injections. In the movie The Good Nurse, Charlie (Charles) is investigated by cops for murdering patients across nine hospitals in his career, caught in the middle of this havoc is Nurse Amy Loughren, who is shell-shocked by her co-worker’s actions.
According to a source, the movie has a runtime of two hours. It will have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Screen release in selected theatres on 19 October, and a week later, that is 26th October on Netflix.