Netflix's new true crime thriller is already giving us the creeps 2 months ago

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

The movie features two Oscar-winners in its lead roles.

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for The Good Nurse, an upcoming crime drama film from the streamer that is based on chilling true events.


Adapted from the book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder, the movie sees Oscar-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 he is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths.

"Amy (Chastain), a compassionate nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition, is stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the hard and demanding night shifts at the ICU. But help arrives when Charlie (Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit," the plot synopsis from Netflix reads.

"While sharing long nights at the hospital, the two develop a strong and devoted friendship, and for the first time in years, Amy truly has faith in her and her young daughters’ future.


"But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off 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 will arrive on Netflix on 26 October.

Until then though, you can check out the trailer below.


Clip via Netflix

Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers that were released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV.

All Quiet on the Western Front


Clip via Netflix

Starting with movies, this World War I drama lands on Netflix on 28 October.

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 that will arrive in cinemas on 18 November.

Black Adam

Clip by Warner Bros. Pictures

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars as Black Adam, a powerful anti-hero who was imprisoned for 5,000 years, in this DC superhero flick out in cinemas on 21 October.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Clip via Netflix

Daniel Craig's gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc returns in this sequel to Knives Out that will drop on Netflix on 23 December.

It is in Us All

Clip via WildCard Distribution

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

Luckiest Girl Alive

Clip via Netflix

In this Netflix thriller landing on the service on 7 October, a woman (Mila Kunis) sees her meticulously crafted life start 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 a cinema release on 14 October.

My Policeman

Clip via Prime Video

This romantic drama is set in the 1950s in Brighton and centres on a gay policeman named Tom (Harry Styles) who marries a school teacher named Marion (Emma Corrin) while being in a relationship with Patrick (David Dawson), a museum curator.

My Policeman is set for a cinema release on 21 October before it drops on Prime Video on 4 November.

The Fablemans

Clip via Universal Pictures

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


Clip via Volta Pictures

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

Wendell & Wild

Clip via Netflix

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

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Clip via StudioCanal UK

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

Copenhagen Cowboy

Clip via Netflix Nordic

Moving onto TV, a young woman travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld in this Danish noir series from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn coming to Netflix later in the year.

Star Trek: Picard

Clip via Paramount Plus

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

The Peripheral

Clip via Amazon Prime Video UK

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

Tulsa King

Clip via Paramount+ UK & Ireland

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

It will premiere on Paramount+ on 13 November.