The Rosemary's Baby mini-series set up at NBC is taking a giant step forward by casting its Rosemary Woodhouse.
Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy) has been cast in four-hour miniseries, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. With this announcement, it has also been revealed that the story will be relocated to Paris, where the mini-series will shoot.
Interesting. Look, you'll find no bitching from me here. We all know well not to bitch and moan this far out in advance. I like Saldana as an actress and, if Rosemary is new to Paris, it is adds an extra level of alienation for her to experience.
In the story, Rosemary is the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Scott Abbott and James Wong (American Horror Story) are writing the screenplay.