How’s this for a twist on “boy meets girl?” In The Good Doctor, an insecure physician meets an ill woman and cures her. But instead of giving a clean bill of health, he begins sabotaging her treatment to keep her around. It may not be American Hospital Association-approved, but it’s certainly a nice, dark antidote for summer blockbuster fatigue. After all those action movies, The Good Doctor will be a welcome change of pace.
Check out the film’s official poster below…
Orlando Bloom plays the titular Good Doctor Martin Blake, with Riley Keough as Diane, his sickly 18-year-old patient. Things take a nasty turn, when Michael Pena discovers Blake’s misdeeds, and threatens to blow the whistle. That is, unless Blake gives him an unlimited supply of pharmaceutical-level drugs.
The Good Doctor is scheduled to premiere on Video On Demand July 27th, with a theatrical release set one month later on August 31st. To tide you over until then (or at least until we get our hands on a full trailer), check out the sharp poster below. Look at those eyes, he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Would he?
Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues: Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson). But things are not going Martin’s way and he can’t seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted for a kidney infection, Martin steps in, getting the much-needed boost of self-esteem he craves. But things take a dark turn as his enthusiasm begins to become an obsession.
What do you think about The Good Doctor’s premise? Will you be watching it this summer to cure your blockbuster blues?