NBC has found its Rosemary in Zoe Saldana.
Deadline reports the Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy actress will play the lead in the network’s four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin’s bestselling novel Rosemary’s Baby (it was famously adapted for the big screen in 1968 by Roman Polanski). In the updated version, a young couple moves into a mysterious apartment building in Paris (rather than New York City), where the pregnant Rosemary becomes increasingly paranoid about the nefarious, and potentially devilish, motives of her husband and neighbors.
“Zoe has proven that she is one of our most gifted actresses, and we think she has the perfect combination of spirit and gravitas to take on the title role from Ira Levin’s infamous novel,” NBC executive Quinn Taylor said in a statement. “With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event miniseries is off to a great start.”
Holland (Treme) is set to begin shooting soon. The miniseries was written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (American Horror Story).