Zoe Saldana Lands Leading Role In NBC’s “Rosemary’s Baby”
With “Being Mary Jane” scoring the highest debut drama series debut on cable for the 2013-2014, “Scandal” breaking and setting records, another brown face has been added to prime time TV. Latina Zoe Saldana has been cast in the NBC miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby”– a reboot of the suspense novel and classic horror flick from the late 60′s.
“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 NBC’s head of longform Quinn Taylor. “With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event miniseries is off to a great start.”
Don’t remember Rosemary’s Baby? Well, it was about a couple who move into a cursed house. The woman (originally played by Mia Farrow) becomes pregnant and believes her husband and neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.
This is a bit of a stretch for Zoe, but should be interesting. Zoe is also starring as Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic. We can’t wait to see how she fits into these roles.
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