Is The Good Nurse Coming Out in October 2022?

Eddie Redmayne as Charlie Cullen in The Good Nurse smiling creepily
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Eddie Redmayne as Charlie Cullen in The Good Nurse smiling creepily
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Netflix has been on a roll in making some of the best shows and films. And they are adding another movie to its remarkable lineup.

The Good Nurse is an upcoming psychological thriller that will will keep you on the edge of your seats. Here's what we know about The Good Nurse.

The Good Nurse Release Date

Jessica Chastain as Amy Loughren in The Good Nurse
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The Good Nurse is slated for a theatrical release on October 19, 2022. After this date, Netflix subscribers will be able to watch the movie via the streaming platform a week later, on October 26th.

Prior to its theatrical release, the movie is set to have its first screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and at the BFI London Film Festival 2022 on October 10th.

The movie is directed by Tobias Lindholm.

Is The Good Nurse Based on a True Story?

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The Good Nurse is based on a book written by Charles Graeber of the same title. But the complete title of the book is The Good Nurse: A True Story Of Medicine, Madness and Murder.

While the book talks about the real story of serial killer Charles Cullen, the film is a dramatization of the events that transpired. However, the facts from the murders are all included in the film.

What is The Good Nurse About?

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The official synopsis from Netflix reads:

"Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth."

As mentioned, it is based on the murder spree done by nurse-turned-serial killer, Charles Cullen (played by Eddie Redmayne). Cullen has confessed to murdering up to 40 patients in New Jersey throughout his 16-year career as a nurse. But it's possible that there could be more victims unaccounted for.

Apparently, Cullen killed his victims by giving them lethal dosages of insulin and other medications.

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Apart from exposing Cullen's crimes, the movie highlights the great lengths that Amy Loughren (played by Jessica Chastaine) went through to catch her colleague. The film also reveals the system that allowed Cullen's crimes to slip for such a long time period.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, director Lindholm said: "When I read the book, I realised that it wasn't just another serial-killer movie. It was a portrayal of a system that didn't stop the serial killer, and the nurse who did."

The Good Nurse Cast: Who's In It?

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The Good Nurse has a pretty solid cast. To start off, there's Eddie Redmayne who stars as the antagonist Charles Cullen. Redmayne is famous for starring in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, The Theory of Everything, and The Danish Girl.

In the same interview, Redmayne said: "From an actor's point of view, [it was about] trying to interrogate why - why this person did what he did, with the acknowledgment that you were never going to find that answer. But the interrogation of it was pretty intriguing."

The protagonist in the film, Amy Loughren, is portrayed by Jessica Chastain who was in The Tree of Life and The Help.

The other members of The Good Nurse cast include the following:

  • Jessica Chastain (as Amy Loughren)
  • Eddie Redmayne (as Charlie Cullen)
  • Nnamdi Asomugha (as Danny Baldwin)
  • Kim Dickens
  • Malik Yoba
  • Alix West Lefler
  • Noah Emmerich

Is There a The Good Nurse Trailer Online?

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Yes, and it's a pretty chilling trailer.

The trailer reveals the risky investigations that Amy did to uncover the truth about her colleague. And as it turns out, her colleague tends to jump from one hospital to the next before other nurses start becoming suspicious of his actions.

The question is will she be able to stop him from pursuing his sadistic ways?

You can watch the full trailer here:

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