Modern adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse’s suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.
The devil is indeed in the details. A new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller, Rosemary’s Baby, is scheduld to break water this coming May. The miniseries is based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, which also spawned Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic of the same name. Zoë Saldaña (Avatar / Star Trek Into Darkness) is set to star as Rosemary (played by Mia Farrow in Polanski’s version). This time around, however, our story unfolds in Paris instead of New York City, where a young married couple have moved in the hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, they are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city, where they are befriended by a well-to-do older couple who take them under their wing. But it comes at a ungodly price. Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by a cache of strange tenants and supernatural occurrences as she begins to uncover the building has a very dark past. Patrick J. Adams (Suits) plays her significant other (and anti-Christ baby daddy. Or not.).
The miniseries is directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa / The Wire / Treme), and co-written by James Wong (American Horror Story / The X-Files) and Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned). The not-so-immaculate conception of Lionsgate Television’s series is set to take place on May 11, 2014 on NBC. Peep the creepy trailer.
We’re certain that this miniseries won’t topple Roman Polanski’s pitch perfect take on Levin’s novel off its mantle, but we’re intrigued enough to want to take a look at how the writers and helmer can manage to put an engaging spin on this time-honored classic. Plus, quality horror in the comfort of our homes, and Zoë Saldaña? We’re there!
Visit the miniseries’ official website: www.nbc.com/rosemarys-baby