Jessica Chastain And Eddie Redmayne On For The Good Nurse

Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne

by James White |
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The true story of a male nurse who was also one of the most prolific serial killers in history is now headed for screens. Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are closing in on deals to star in The Good Nurse.

Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm is overseeing a film with a script by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, itself adapted from Charles Graeber's eponymous book.

The film will unspool the story of Charlie Cullen, considered a great carer and a married father who secretly murdered patients and became known as the Angel of Death, implicated in roughly 300 killings in 16 years. He was eventually caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who tracked his actions across hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, aided by a nurse (Chastain, assuming she signs on) who risked her job and family safety to stop him.

Chastain will be seen in X-Men: Dark Phoenix (out 5 February next year) and is filming It: Chapter 2. Redmayne's once again playing Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, due on 16 November.

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