Zoe Saldana To Star In 'Rosemary’s Baby' Adaption

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Horror movie buffs, rejoice! 

Zoe Saldana has been tapped as the lead in NBC’s four-hour miniseries Rosemary’s Baby. The show is an adaptation of the 1967 suspense novel by Ira Levin.

The best-selling novel was previously made into a 1968 movie, starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski. 

According to Deadline, the miniseries will center on Rosemary, played by the Dominican actress, a young wife and soon-to-be mother who moves into a Paris apartment with a wicked and terrifying past. This version will be set in Europe, unlike the classic 70s movie, which was shot in New York City. 

“Zoe has proven that she is one of our most gift actresses,” said NBC’s head of longform Quinn Taylor. “We think she has the perfect combination of spirit and gravitas to take on the title role from Ira Levin’s infamous novel.”

The series is set to be directed by Agnieszka Holland and will be written by Scott Abbott. Production will begin shortly in Paris. 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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