Deadline is reporting that Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in negotiations to star in The Good Nurse, a film adaptation of Charles Graeber’s thriller novel of the same name.
The Good Nurse tells the story about the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now dubbed the ‘Angel of Death’, Cullen was a married man and father believed to be a responsible caretaker, but his secret compulsion to take life led to his implication in the deaths of near three-hundred patients over the course of sixteen years, spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Eddie Redmayne (whose recent credits include Early Man and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) could be playing the role of Charlie Cullen, who was caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who wouldn’t let go, aided by a nurse who worked alongside Cullen and risked her job and family’s safety to stop him. Jessica Chastain (whose recent credits include Molly’s Game and Woman Walks Ahead) could be playing that nurse who helped end the killing spree.
The novel is being adapted to script by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, with Tobias Lindholm helming and thus making this his first English-language feature. BRON Studios is financing the film and The Good Nurse will be released through Lionsgate. Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa will be producing the film.