The Good Nurse : A true story of Medical Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber After his December 2003 arrest , registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed “The Angel of Death” But Cullen was neither a mercy killer not a simple monster. He was a son , a husband,a father , a best friend, and a valued care giver .
It’s been estimated that Charles Cullen may be responsible for as many as 400 deaths, which would make him the most prolific serial killer in recorded history. Cullen’s murderous career in the world’s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Deadline reports that a film based upon the true story of the pursuit and capture of Cullen is in the works and that Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in advanced negotiations to star in the film.
Known as the Angel of Death, Charles Cullen was a hospital nurse who was thought to be a responsible caretaker, but throughout his decades-long career, Cullen’s compulsion to take lives led to potentially hundreds of deaths across nine hospitals. Eddie Redmayne will play Charles Cullen, who was caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who wouldn’t let the case go. They were aided by a nurse, to be played by Jessica Chastain, who worked alongside Cullen and risked her job and the safety of her family in order to stop him.
The Good Nurse weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder , friendship and betrayal
Danish film-maker Tobias Lindholm (WAR) will be making his English-language feature directing debut on the film, which will be based on the book by Charles Graeber and scripted by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful)