Netflix went on a spending spree at the Berlin European Film Market in 2021, and one of its biggest acquisitions was a $25 million deal for the global streaming rights to The Good Nurse. The Good Nurse, starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, will be released on Netflix in October 2022. Here’s what you should know. Tobias Lindholm, the BAFTA-nominated Danish writer-director known for his work on Borgen, Mindhunter, and The Hunt, is directing the film, which was written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay on the war drama 1917.
Together with FilmNation, Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa produced the film. Before it was released in the open market at the EFM, the film had been prearranged with Lionsgate. The news that Netflix planned to purchase the film was first reported by Deadline.
The Good Nurse on Netflix will recount the true events surrounding the hunt for and eventual capture of Charles Cullen, one of history’s most prolific serial killers suspected of killing up to 400 patients during his 16-year nursing career and known as “The Angel of Death.” Before he was charged with being responsible for up to 300 patient deaths spread across 9 hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a 16-year period, Cullen, a married father, was thought to be a trustworthy caregiver. Two screenshots featuring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are the result of that one second of video.
When will Netflix release The Good Nurse?
The Good Nurse has been in post-production since June 2021, and it has finally been announced that it will be available worldwide on Netflix on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022. A week before its Netflix release on October 19th, 2022, the film will also be available in select theatres.