Psycho-sexual thriller stars Paz De La Huerta and is based on a concept by Lionsgate CMO/pro photographer Tim Palen
Paz De La Huerta ("Boardwalk Empire") stars as Abby Russell, "a beautiful dedicated nurse with a sinister side, and a secret life's work in which she targets and punishes dishonest men."
So don't lie to her.
The film, according to Lionsgate, is inspired by the photography of the company's chief marketing officer, Tim Palen.
His photograph (right) is "a style guide and character inspiration for all stages of filmmaking."
Palen is an award-winning photographer "who explored the intersection of caretaking and punishment in an ongoing series of fine art photographs of beautiful, fantastical nurses."
His book, "Guts," is a collection of photographs, posters, and other images from six horror films.
In a written statement, Lionsgate's president of production, Mike Paseornek, said that in Palen's "nurse" photographs, he "clearly scratched the surface of a really great concept — the idea of a film noir depiction of a beautiful nurse who uses her sexuality to very severe ends."
Douglas Aarniokoski, the first assistant director in Robert Rodriguez's 2001 "Spy Kids" and second unit director in his visually compelling 2003 "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," is directing. Aarniokoski also was second unit director of the 2007 "Resident Evil: Extinction."
She has some horror — or horrorish — experience in the 2010 "Tucker and Dale vs Evil," but "Nurse" is a whole different league. She and Huerta are clearly the stars of this movie, which gives Bowden a chance to play a darker role.