Bloom as The Good Doctor
Although I'm pulling back a little from announcing everything that everyone else does, I find the announcement of Orlando Bloom leading The Good Doctor an intriguing one for the story that it offers the audience.
The film is set to star Michael Pena, Troy Garity, Courtney Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and J.K. Simmons, should their negotiations come out positively, and is described as an Hitchcockian thriller, although it sounds a little less clear cut than that.
John Enbom has written the script which sees a doctor desperate to seek the approval of his fellow doctors and superiors, and when a patient comes into his care with a kidney infection, he finds the respect and admiration that he so desperately wants. So much so that he deliberately keeps her ill in order to keep treating her and keep receiving the gratitude and praise that he so desperately seeks.
Pena will play an orderly who discovers the doctor's budding relationship and blackmails him for prescription painkillers. Garity is a successful, self-assured doctor, a counterpoint to Bloom. Ford is a woman who has eyes for Bloom's character.
It sounds an interesting thriller, although a bit further away from Hitchcock than the article would want us to believe, however that's not a bad thing, not at all, it makes it sound like a strong psychological thriller that could be rather complex and layered.