March 25, 2014
Roman Polanski's classic 1968 film Rosemary's Baby is becoming a miniseries, and Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has landed the lead, Deadline reports. Both the film and the series are based on the 1967 suspense novel of the same name that follows a young couple that become suspicious of their peculiar neighbors when the wife gets mysteriously pregnant, and paranoid over the safety of her baby.
"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's head of long-form Quinn Taylor told the website. "With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this re-imagined event miniseries is off to a great start."
Production for the thriller is to begin in Paris.