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“Zoe Saldana has been cast in NBC’s four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.
Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
Saldana has a lengthy film career, including a co-starring turn in the biggest box-office hit of all time, “Avatar.” She has been nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
They’ve chosen to set this version in Paris, guaranteeing that at least one major Parisian building will get even more visits by irritating American tourists. They must be so pleased.
Here are all the details:
NBC Greenlights Miniseries ‘Rosemary’S Baby’ Four-Hour Project Serves as Adaptation of Author Ira Levin’s Classic 1967 Horror Novel
Universal City, Calif. — Dec. 10, 2013 — NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.
Production is set to begin in January in Paris.
The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers.
Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) and James Wong (American Horror Story) will write the screenplay. Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Casting will begin immediately.
Here's what NBC Entertainment's Quinn Taylor had to say about the mini-series in a statement.
"Ira Levin's mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be. We're looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers."
Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, also added her own statement.
From the Press Release:
NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries "Rosemary’s Baby," an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, which was previously adapted into a feature film directed by Roman Polanski. Production is set to begin in January in Paris.
The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern serving as executive producers. Scott Abbott (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “Winchell”) and James Wong (“American Horror Story”) will write the screenplay. Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (“Treme”), will direct. Casting will begin immediately.
“Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,
NBC had their day on Saturday, and out of that came the announcement of the development of a limited-series adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby, and of Stephen King‘s Tommyknockers. Here are the details:
“Rosemary’s Baby” is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version, the couple lives in Paris where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company.
Rosemary’s Baby will be released as a four-hour miniseries and is said to be an updated retelling, where the married couple at the center of the story live in Paris. There were less details provided about The Tommyknockers adaptation, but it was said that the success of Under the Dome was one of the big reasons for this project moving forward. We’re not sure if it’s going to be a miniseries or a limited series with the possibility of additional seasons, but will let readers know when more details become available. Here are the official details provided by NBC [via Deadline]:
“Rosemary’s Baby is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling
The network is in early development on a handful of new projects, including a “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries along with “Stephen King’s Tommyknockers.” (They also announced a behind-the-scenes look at Hillary Rodham Clinton and “Plymouth,” based on the epic story of the Mayflower’s landing in America.)
Excerpts from the Press Release:
“Rosemary’s Baby” is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version the couple lives in Paris, where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company.
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