To celebrate the release of The Good Nurse, which played at the London Film Festival before its cinema release this Wednesday and then heading to Netflix, we sat down with the cast, filmmakers, and the real inspiration for the film to find out more.

Amy, a compassionate nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition, is stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the complex and demanding night shifts at the ICU. But help arrives, when Charlie, a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit. While sharing long nights at the hospital, the two develop a solid and devoted friendship, and for the first time in years, Amy truly has faith in her and her young daughter’s future. But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy is forced to risk her life and the safety of her children to uncover the truth.

Chatting to stars Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, we talk about the lure of the story, the art of playing real-life people more than once, why they have continued to be mistaken for the same person, a reunion in their future, and much more. Next, we speak to director Tobias Lindholm and writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns about the project’s long gestation and why now was the right time to tell the story of one of the world’s most prolific serial killers, as well as the film’s theatrical run before it sets up home on Netflix.

And, finally, we chat to the real Amy Loughren – played by Chastain in the film – about working with Wilson-Cairns on getting the script just right, watching the cast perform the roles so well it was like scarily stepping back in time, and why the time was right for her to tell her story to the world.

You can watch all the interviews below:


The Good Nurse opens in select cinemas on October 19th before heading to Netflix on October 26th.