One of our favorite filmmakers, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), is attached to direct a new film detailing the events surrounding one of the most prolific serial killers to have ever lived. Ready or not, it will soon be time to visit The Good Nurse.
The news comes via The Tracking Board. The Good Nurse is based on Charles Graeber’s book of the same name.
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed “The Angel of Death” by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
Cullen’s murderous career in the world’s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him.