Here’s to you, Mr. Bloom. You’re definitely done with the Pirates franchise, you made a notable splash in a notable Sundance flick (Mark Ruffalo’s Sympathy for Delicious), you have an intriguing indie (Main Street) in the can and have just been announced as the star of one more.

The “one more” is The Good Doctor, “a Hitchcockian thriller, center[ed] 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.” [THR]

The script is written by John Enbom (Veronica Mars) and Lance Daly is directing; Michael Pena, Troy Garity, Courtney Ford, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow and J.K. Simmons are all in talks to co-star. Bloom is even producing the flick with producing partner Sharon Miller, who will executive produce. The premise is engaging enough that the potentially packed cast only further wets one’s whistle.

Production is set to begin this week in L.A.

What do you think of this “new” Orlando Bloom? Will this up his acting street cred?

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