Orlando Bloom will star in the indie drama The Good Doctor, starring opposite Michael Pena, Troy Garity, Courtney Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and J.K. Simmons, who are all in negotiations to co-star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lance Daly will direct the film, which will also be produced by Bloom.
The script from John Enbom is described as a Hitchcockian thriller, and 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.
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.
Production is to start this week in Los Angeles.