Orlando Bloom Is a Good Doctor... OR IS HE???

February 2, 2010


From The Hollywood Reporter comes news that Orlando Bloom has signed on to star as the titular character in the indie "Hitchcockian thriller" The Good Doctor. But is he playing a truly good doctor, or is he actually a terrible doctor, like how Lifetime dramas always describe abusive, murderous spouses as "The Perfect Husband." This summary sheds some light (it's the terrible doctor one):

The script from John Enbom ("Veronica Mars"), described as a Hitchcockian thriller, centers on a frustrated doctor looking to impress his superiors and colleagues. When his 18-year-old patient, admitted for a kidney infection, provides him with the esteem he so craves, the doctor tampers with her treatment so that she'll have to stay at the hospital with him.

[Michael] Pena will play an orderly who discovers the doctor's budding relationship and blackmails him for prescription painkillers. [Troy] Garity is a successful, self-assured doctor, a counterpoint to Bloom. [Courtney] Ford is a woman who has eyes for Bloom's character.

Wait, when did "Hitchcockian" come to mean "Like a particularly convoluted Law & Order: SVU"?

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