‘The Good Nurse’ Director Tobias Lindholm and Producer Scott Franklin Interview — New York contenders – Deadline

The good nurse Director Tobias Lindholm and producer Scott Franklin took part in Deadline’s Contenders Film: New York awards season event to talk about their Netflix picture and especially the film’s two Oscar-winning stars: Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

Based on the crime thriller book by Charles Graeber The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder and adapted by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), the film centers on Amy Loughren (Chastain), a nurse who begins to believe that her colleague Charlie Cullen (Redmayne) is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths. She risks her own life to find out the truth.

Noah Emmerich, Nnamdi Asomugha and Kim Dickens are also featured.

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Lindholm said he had waited a long time — nearly a decade, in fact — to partner with Chastain, who won the Best Actress Oscar last year for Tammy Faye’s eyes.

“Since I Saw Her at Kathryn Bigelow’s” Zero Dark Thirty, it’s my dream to find something to do with her,” he said. “Jessica brings honesty and humanity, that’s what I really love.”

In The good nurseChastains Amy must choose between her job and her dignity, or protect the hospital. “It really makes her human and denounces the system,” Franklin said of one of his favorite aspects of the film. “The fact that she gets a pat on the back for protecting the hospital and letting him go, even though he’s a murderer – and you’ve seen the blood drain from her face. It’s one of the most powerful moments in the film.”

Lindholm, meanwhile, said he had gotten Redmayne to “unleash the beast.” His character Charlie is seen as the quintessential nice guy/hard worker until a certain interrogation scene when Redmayne lets go and shows a side of the character that hadn’t been revealed before.

“We shot that scene in a small room. When we got there, I felt I had to do something else to make sure he couldn’t do what he had prepared—I wanted him to respond to something else,” Lindstrom said. “Then I spoke to a detective who had done a lot of these cases and he suggested that we tie him up at the table and I said let’s do it!”

Lindholm said that what he wanted to convey… The good nurse is the critique of the American health care system. “It’s always interesting to me that these systems that we’ve built that are supposed to make our lives easier turn against us,” he said.

Come back Monday for the panel video.

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