Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne in talks to star in The Good Nurse
According to Deadline, Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game, It Chapter Two) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl, Fantastic Beasts) are in the final negotiations of their deals to star in the thriller film The Good Nurse, based on Charles Graeber‘s book.
The Good Nurse is a true story that centers around the pursuit and capture of serial killer Charlie Cullen, who is also known as the “Angel of Death”. Cullen is one of the most prolific serial killers in history. He has killed more than 300 patients over the course of 16 years that spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Redmayne will play Cullen while Chastain will play Amy Loughren, a nurse and Cullen’s co-worker, whose dogged pursuit helped end the killing spree.
The Good Nurse will be directed by Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm. The thriller film will mark Lindholm’s first time directing an English-language feature film. Krysty Wilson-Cairns is the film’s scriptwriter and Aaron L. Gilbert’s Bron Studios (Assassination Nation) has agreed to finance the production. Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa (Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan) is set to produce the film as well.
The film will be released through Lionsgate.
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