Netflix True-Crime On Serial Killer Nurse 'The Good Nurse' Is Coming
Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain are set to star in Netflix's new thriller, The Good Nurse, based on the twisted crimes of Charlie Cullen, aka the 'Angel of Death'.
According to Deadline, the streaming platform is close to securing a $25 million deal for the film, which will be based on the book by Charles Graeber.
It will tell of the crimes of American serial killer Charles Cullen, a nurse who admitted to killing up to forty of his patients. However, Cullen is estimated to have been responsible for up to 400 deaths - which would make him the most prolific serial killer in history.
Scripted by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, the woman behind 1917, the series will chronicle Cullen's life, as he moved from hospital to hospital killing victims. Cullen will be played by Eddie Redmayne, while Jessica Chastain will play the fellow nurse who worked with officials to bring him down.
When he was hired at Saint Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Cullen had already been fired or voluntarily resigned from seven other hospital, for suspicious behaviour and underperforming.
During this time he killed five patients and attempted to kill two more.
When the hospital found vials of medication in the bin and discovered they had been stolen by Cullen, they offered him the chance to resign and be given a neutral recommendation, or be fired.
He resigned, and after seven of his co-workers told authorities they had suspicions he had used drugs to kill patients, however investigators never looked into his past and the ace was dropped for lack of evidence.
After this, Cullen went to Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey, where he administered lethal injections to 13 patients over a 13 months period.
Soon after, the medical facility began to notice the nurse had been accessing patients records on the computer system, and ordering drugs his patients had not been prescribes, while colleagues noticed he had been spending time in patients' rooms he had not been assigned.
In 2003, Cullen was fired for lying on his job application as an investigation into his employment history revealed suspicious deaths. Co-worker Amy Loughren altered police about her suspicions that Cullen was killing patients, and police assigned her to visit Cullen after hours while wearing a wire.
This produced enough evidence for his arrest.
Tobias Lindholm is set to make his English-speaking film debut on the film which is being produced by Protozoa with FilmNation. Filming is due to start this year.
We've got a feeling this is going to be a must-watch.
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