UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A 4-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin's 1967 suspense novel, "Rosemary's Baby," is to begin shooting in Paris next month, NBC announced.
The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers.
Scott Abbott and James Wong are writing the screenplay and Agnieszka Holland will direct the miniseries.
Casting is to begin immediately, NBC said.
"Ira Levin's mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be," Quinn Taylor, executive vice president of movies, miniseries and international co-productions for NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday. "We're looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers."
"As we move into the event movie and miniseries space, 'Rosemary's Baby' represents the kind of attention-getting, surprising project that will make noise for us," said Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. "The story has been updated and moved to Paris, but it's faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin's classic novel. This is a compelling tale wonderfully told."
The book was previously adapted in 1968 as a film, starring Mia Farrow and set in New York.