GOTG's Zoe Saldana Will Star In NBC's Horror Miniseries ROSEMARY'S BABY

It's just been announced that Saldana, who will play Gamora in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, has been tapped to play the title role of Rosemary Woodhouse in NBC's tv adaptation of the classic novel. Read on for more.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/8/2014
CBM fave Zoe Saldana will take on the role made famous by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's excellent 1968 chiller Rosemary's Baby - itself an adaptation of the novel by Ira Levin. Unlike that movie which was set in New York, NBC's take relocates the sinister tale to Paris. Here is the full press release with all of the details.



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 8, 2014 — 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. and Washington, D.C., Film Critics Assn. for her role in 2009’s “Star Trek” reboot. She is an ALMA Award winner for “Colombiana” and earned BET and Image Award nominations for “The Losers” and “Avatar.”

She recently appeared in the Christian Bale drama “Out of the Furnace” and upcoming projects include Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Blood Ties” and the animated film “The Book of Life.”

“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,” said Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment. “With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event mini-series is off to a great start.”

Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (“Europa, Europa”) and an Emmy Award (“Treme”), will direct. Scott Abbott (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “Winchell”) and James Wong (“American Horror Story”) are writing the screenplay. Production is set to begin shortly in Paris, where the story is now set.
Source: Via Deadline
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UltimateWarrior - 1/8/2014, 2:43 PM
But Rosemary is a white woman....some people won't like this.

Like most remakes, and tv shows, this will probably suck. If I wanna watch Rosemary's Baby, I will watch Rosemary's Baby.
Nomis - 1/8/2014, 2:50 PM
InfiniteMonkey - 1/8/2014, 2:50 PM
Damn, I thought Rosemary had Big Boobs.
Meh, Zoe will be fine.
Ucantpruvdemmykids - 1/8/2014, 2:51 PM
I agree and I'm black. And before someone says she's not black, she's hispanic....................look at her! She's black with latin ethnicity..........or whatever. I understand they are gunning for some diversity but man they go overboard sometimes.

Plus I really can't stand her for whatever reason.
BlkkkSkinhead - 1/8/2014, 2:51 PM
if this show has the same vibe as Hannibal then i'm in
PunkRockJesus - 1/8/2014, 2:53 PM
Coo! I'll watch this
RorMachine - 1/8/2014, 3:08 PM
Not only one of the best horrors but one of the best movies ever made period imo. Mia Farow is [frick]ing incredible in it.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:08 PM
yoss

We all know why they do it.

It's made of paper. Varies in colour. Useful in sticky situations and always comes in handy for entertainment.

Damn their obsessions with post-it notes!
SpiderJerusalem - 1/8/2014, 3:08 PM
Hollywood loves them some satan.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:12 PM
That movie still creeps me the f*ck out.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:13 PM
Lol, ciph double posted but he edited it!
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:13 PM
Aw great now I'm gonna look like an idiot!
chewish - 1/8/2014, 3:15 PM
If it's set in Paris, couldn't they have gotten a French actress, like, I don't know, MARION COTILLARD
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:15 PM
Anyways, what's the original like? On a scale of Paranormal Activity to waking up to find a Gollum-esque creature starin' you in the face?
StarkAnthony - 1/8/2014, 3:17 PM
This race change is completely fine - it's an adaptation of a book, not a medium like comics where you always see the character. (Not that I think comics characters can't change race - it's fine most of the time.)
TheRealistStarLord - 1/8/2014, 3:19 PM
she is hot
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:20 PM
Nova- Haha, don't worry, I'm a nice guy.. so I won't leave you hanging:

I confirm Nova's comment about my mistake.

I'm a bloody idiot. An idiot who double posts.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:21 PM
But, I'm still a sexy idiot, though.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:23 PM
Nova- Yeah, like yoss said.. it's not so much about jump or shit like that.. it's more about slow-building about tension. It's slow.. but the atmosphere is just.. so unsettling, y'know?
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:24 PM
*jump scares

Goddammit.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:24 PM
Yes! cipher has admitted defeat!

yoss

Good, I hate today's crap. One jump at the end and people think it was scary right the way through? Dumbasses. I'll check it out, probably around lunchtime with a group of friends... and a teddy bear.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:25 PM
*sigh*

F*ck. I give up.
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:25 PM
Hahaha, coincidence.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/8/2014, 3:28 PM
I think not. A cosmic imbalance drew you to say that.
JoeMomma29 - 1/8/2014, 3:31 PM
OH! Wait Zoey's body is not Rosemary accurate!!!!!!!
cipher - 1/8/2014, 3:37 PM
Hahahahahahahaha, DAMN RIGHT!! I take pride in being the sexiest idiot.
SuperCat - 1/8/2014, 5:20 PM
Probably wont be as good as the original. But I'll give it a try.
marvel72 - 1/8/2014, 5:59 PM
classic horror film.
CaptShipwreck - 1/8/2014, 6:02 PM
Good for her .. Stephen Amell must be rolling over in his grave
Battabing - 1/8/2014, 9:48 PM
She's too flat-chested to play Rosemary.
TelaVizion - 1/9/2014, 12:55 AM
As long as they dont try to kill her or anything bad like that, I'll be happy. We need more flawless beauty like hers on regular tv.
GranGoose - 1/9/2014, 12:41 PM
George Clooney already made a remake of Ocean's Eleven.

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