Last month, we brought you the news that NBC was developing a miniseries remake of the classic Roman Polanski horror film (and Ira Levin novel) 'Rosemary's Baby.' At that point, no casting details had been made available, but it was made clear that the plot would closely mirror both the novel and original film adaptation.
Today, the network announced the actress that would take over for Mia Farrow in the iconic role of Rosemary Woodhouse. Zoe Saldana (primarily known as Uhura in the J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' films and as Neytii in James Cameron's 'Avatar') has signed on to play the title character, a young housewife who moves into a mysterious apartment building with her husband Guy. Shortly after a few encounters with her mysterious new neighbors, Rosemary suffers a traumatic episode, then soon becomes pregnant. Unfortunately, Guy may not be the father, and the child Rosemary is carrying may spell doom for all mankind.
One notable change from the original story is the setting. Rosemary and Guy's journey into darkness now takes place in Paris, where the miniseries will begin production later this month. I'd assume that this will necessitate a change in Guy's occupation, who was a struggling New York actor in both the novel and Polanski film. Although I suppose that there are a few struggling actors in France too.
The miniseries is being produced by Lionsgate TV, with Scott Abbott ('Queen of the Damned,' 'Introducing Dororthy Dandridge') and James Wong ('American Horror Story,' 'The X-Files') set to pen the script. Oscar and Emmy nominated director Agnieszka Holland will helm the project. All non-Rosemary roles still remain to be cast.