NBC has cast Star Trek star Zoe Saldana in the lead role in their upcoming miniseries remake of the horror property Rosemary's Baby. The four hour miniseries is based on Ira Levin's 1967 horror novel that was adapted into an awesome film by Roman Polanski.
According to THR, 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." For those of you who haven't seen the original movie or read the book, I won't ruin the surprise, of what's really going on with the baby, but I suggest you read the book or watch the movie before this series comes out, because they're both great!
Quinn Taylor, executive VP of movies, miniseries, and international co-productions at NBC Entertainment had this to say about the casting in a statement,
“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. With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event miniseries is off to a great start.”
I'm a big fan of this story, and I'm looking forward to seeing what NBC does with this new adaptation. I think Saldana is a great choice to take on the lead role, and I'm hoping for the best!