Zoe Saldana to star in 'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries

Jan. 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Zoe Saldana is to star in NBC's four-hour, Paris-set miniseries "Rosemary's Baby," EW.com reported.

Ira Levin's 1967 suspense novel was previously adapted in 1968 as a film, starring Mia Farrow and set in New York.

The new version of the tale was written by Scott Abbott and James Wong, and will be directed by Agnieszka Holland.

"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 when the project was announced last month. "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."

Saldana's film credits include "Out of the Furnace," "Star Trek" and "Avatar," as well as the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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