Zoe Saldana to Lead NBC's ROSEMARY'S BABY Miniseries
Zoe Saldana is headed to NBC.
The network has just announced that the AVATAR star will lead its recently announced 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. "Rosemary's Baby" centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, the wife (Saldana) becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born. The book was later adapted into a feature film directed by Roman Polanski.
Saldana was recently seen in the crime drama Out of the Furnace opposite Christian Bale. The actress' breakthrough role came in the 2000 film Center Stage and the 2002 film Crossroads. She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and a starring role as Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar. She also had a lead role in the action film Colombiana, and is filming Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
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