Netflix’s new true crime thriller is already giving us the creeps


The film stars two Oscar winners.

Netflix has revealed the first trailer for The Good Nursean upcoming crime drama film from the streamer based on chilling true events.

Adapted from the book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder, the film sees Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) portray Charles Cullen, an American serial killer who confessed to murdering up to 40 patients during his career as a nurse.

The film also stars another Oscar winner in Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), who plays a nurse colleague of Cullen’s who comes to suspect that he is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths.

“Amy (Chastain), a compassionate nurse and single mother battling a life-threatening heart condition, is pushed to her physical and emotional limits by the harsh and demanding night shifts in the intensive care unit. But help arrives when Charlie (Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic nurse, starts on her ward,” reads the plot synopsis from Netflix.

“As they share long nights in the hospital, the two develop a strong and devoted friendship, and for the first time in years, Amy truly believes in her future and that of her young daughters.

“But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sparks 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.”

Directed by Oscar nominee Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking, A War) and written by Oscar nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), The Good Nurse arrives on Netflix on October 26.

Until then, however, you can watch the trailer below.

Clip via Netflix

In the meantime, here are some of the other big teasers released in the past seven days in the world of film and television.

Completely quiet on the west front

Clip via Netflix

Kicking things off on film, this World War I drama lands on Netflix on October 28.

Armageddon time

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong and Jessica Chastain are among the cast of this coming-of-age story set in 80s New York, which hits theaters on November 18.

Black Adam

Clip by Warner Bros. Pictures

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars as Black Adam, a powerful anti-hero imprisoned for 5,000 years, in this DC superhero film in theaters October 21.

Glass onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Clip via Netflix

Daniel Craig’s gentleman performer Benoit Blanc returns in this sequel to Knives Out, out on Netflix on December 23rd.

It is in all of us

Cut via WildCard distribution

This Irish thriller, in theaters September 23, follows a Londoner (Cosmo Jarvis) who returns to his ancestral homeland of Donegal, where he is drawn in by a teenager (Rhys Mannion) who nearly kills him in a car crash.

The luckiest girl alive

Clip via Netflix

In this Netflix thriller, which lands on the service on October 7, a woman (Mila Kunis) sees her carefully crafted life begin to unravel when a filmmaker seeks to make a true crime documentary about an event in her past.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Clip via Sony Pictures Ireland

Shawn Mendes voices a singing crocodile in this children’s film, set for theatrical release on October 14.

My policeman

Cut via Prime Video

Set in 1950s Brighton, this romantic drama is about a gay policeman named Tom (Harry Styles) who marries a schoolteacher named Marion (Emma Corrin) while in a relationship with Patrick (David Dawson) , a museum curator.

My Policeman is set to open in theaters on October 21st before being released on Prime Video on November 4th.


Cut via Universal Pictures

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama about a young aspiring filmmaker growing up in post-World War II Arizona is out in theaters on January 27, 2023.


Clip via Volta Pictures

This documentary about cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan will be released in Irish cinemas on October 7.

Wendell & Wild

Clip via Netflix

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key voice two brooding demon brothers in this stop-motion horror comedy from director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), coming to Netflix on October 28.

What does love have to do with it?

Cut via StudioCanal UK

Lily James and Shazad Latif star in this British rom-com, which opens in Irish cinemas on 27 January 2023.

Copenhagen Cowboy

Clip via Netflix Nordic

A young woman moves onto television and travels through Copenhagen’s criminal underworld in this Danish noir series from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, coming to Netflix later this year.

Star Trek: Picard

Cut via Paramount Plus

The third and final season of this Patrick Stewart-fronted Star Trek series premieres on February 16, 2023.

The Periphery

Cut via Amazon Prime Video UK

This Amazon sci-fi series starring Chloë Grace Moretz premieres on Prime Video on October 21, based on a novel by William Gibson (Neuromancer).

King of Tulsa

Cut via Paramount+ UK & Ireland

Last but not least, Sylvester Stallone stars in this series as a New York mobster fresh out of prison who is sent by his boss to Tulsa, Oklahoma to set up criminal operations there.

It premieres on Paramount+ on November 13.



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