Nnamdi Asomugha joins Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne in Netflix’s anticipated serial killer thriller ‘The Good Nurse.’
Based on Charles Graeber’s book, ‘The Good Nurse’ will tell the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen (Redmayne), a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now called “Angel of Death,” Cullen was a married father who was thought to be a responsible caretaker, but his secret compulsion to take life led to his implication in the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years, spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Cullen was eventually caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who wouldn’t let go, aided by a nurse (Chastain) who worked alongside Cullen and risked her job and family’s safety to stop him. .
Asomugha will play Danny Baldwin, one of the lead police detectives who works with Chastain’s character to investigate the deaths.
Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm is making his English-language feature directing debut on film based on a script by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Filming will begin mid-April on the East Coast.