Zoe Saldana’s star continues to rise. The Afro-Latina actress has been cast in the iconic role of Rosemary for NBC’s upcoming horror mini-series, Rosemary’s Baby, based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel. Filming is set to begin in Paris this month, according to various reports.
For those unfamiliar, the story follows a young wife and soon-to-be mother and her husband, Guy, as they move into a new apartment that has a disturbing history of witchcraft. The couple overlooks the warning and move in anyway and get pregnant. Guy, a struggling actor, then befriends their eccentric neighbors. Rosemary becomes severely suspicious the her husband and the neighbors have evil plans for her child.
“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,” Quinn Taylor, executive vp movies, miniseries and international co-productions at NBC Entertainment, 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.”
The 1968 film was directed by Roman Polanski and starred Mia Farrow. The film was a blockbuster at the time of its release. Look at the old trailer below and pray for Rosemary’s baby: