Eddie Redmayne attended nursing school to train for new serial killer film ‘The Good Nurse’ as a young man.
His character has ‘gone undercover as a medical student to infiltrate the hospital where his best friend is being held captive by a woman whose evil obsession with him is more than simply sexual’.
The film, which co-stars Annette Bening, is directed by Stephen Daldry, best known for his TV and film work and best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Ruling Class.
Redmayne plays a man known to the audience as a nurse during his training.
But in reality he is a former Army helicopter pilot whose family he is helping to support after he got caught up in the war.
During his military training he meets Jane (Bening), a nurse whose passion and sexual obsession for him is more than just a simple relationship. When she tries to kill him he decides not to let her win.
Redmayne, who is now 25, tells the Sun: ‘It’s always been a bit of a hobby of mine to do a film about a young man who doesn’t know who he is because he’s just been thrust into this role of being a nurse in a hospital. I remember being absolutely terrified about that and just being terrified how it would come out. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure I was going to do it.
‘I love the fact that I get to explore the lives of people who have been thrown into new roles and new life circumstances, because in the end I never know what’s going to happen. You never know how things are going to turn out.’
The director Daldry also has written this film, while director of photography Matthew Libatique previously photographed ‘The Ruling Class.’
Redmayne, who has also appeared in the film The Queen, which won the audience award for best movie at the Berlin Film Festival, says he has been drawn to Bening’s character more than other roles
He reveals how he fell in love with his character after his family visited him at his home in Wales: ‘In my own family