The final movie that you simply probably noticed with Krysty Wilson-Cairns’ writing credit score on it was Edgar Wright’s Final Night time In Soho – a psychological thriller that, in its ultimate reel, delved into one thing approaching slasher territory. The BAFTA-winning screenwriter burst onto the scene together with her work on Sam Mendes’ warfare film 1917, and after teaming up with Wright, her subsequent credit score is a solo screenplay on a really completely different sort of serial-killer story – The Good Nurse, dropped at the display by Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm. It tells the true story of Charles Cullen, right here performed by Eddie Redmayne, a nurse who killed swathes of sufferers in New Jersey throughout his 16-year profession – probably essentially the most prolific serial killer in recorded historical past. Jessica Chastain stars as Amy Loughren, a fellow nurse who begins to suspect that her unassuming co-worker is perhaps behind a spate of mysterious affected person deaths.
Chatting with Empire within the Glass Onion situation, Wilson-Cairns opened up about heading again to killer-thriller territory after Final Night time In Soho. “I used to be adamant I wasn’t going to put in writing one other serial-killer film,” she admits. However with The Good Nurse, she was in a position to discover the broader implications of what made Cullen’s killings doable. “It’s about programs failing individuals,” she says. “On this case it’s healthcare programs, however programs failing us may be very common.” In the end, she discovered a medical metaphor for what Cullen did. “Essentially the most terrifying factor about this story is that you might exchange Charles Cullen with a virus. He’s this entity that wishes to kill, and he was handed on from place to put.”
Whereas The Good Nurse isn’t resulting from arrive on Netflix till 26 October, it’ll be hitting the UK earlier that month – screening on the BFI London Movie Competition 2022 in affiliation with Empire (sure, us!) on 10 October. Discover tickets at bfi.org.uk, on sale from Tuesday 13 September.
Learn Empire’s full The Good Nurse story within the October 2022 situation, on sale now and accessible to order on-line right here.