Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne and Molly’s Game’s Jessica Chastain are in final talks to join Tobias Lindholm’s thriller, The Good Nurse.
Redmayne will play Cullen. Cullen 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. Chastain will play the nurse whose dogged pursuit helped end his killing spree.
Based on the by Charles Graeber, the film will follow the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now called ‘Angel of Death,’ Cullen was a married father who was thought to be a responsible caretaker, but his secret compulsion to take life led to his implication in the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years, spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Tobias Lindholm makes English language directorial debut with the picture. Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa is producing.
Redmayne will next be seen reprising his role as Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at the end of the year. He will also be reuniting with his Theory of Everything co-star Felicity Jones for Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts.
Chastain is a busy little bee at the moment, an advocate for Women in Film she recently was at the centre for the upcoming female spy thriller 355. Chastain will star alongside Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o, and Bingbing Fan in the Simon Kinberg directed film. She also stars in the delayed X-Men: Dark Phoenix. She will also star in the sequel IT: Chapter 2.