'Rosemary's Baby' casts 'Avatar' actress

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Zoe Saldana (Avatar) 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 would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that her husband and their secretive neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

In December, NBC greenlit the adaptation. But unlike the famed 1968 Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow, the NBC version will be set in Europe instead of New York City. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (The X-Files, American Horror Story) will write the screenplay; Agnieszka Holland (Treme) will direct.

Saldana’s other credits include Out of the Furnace and Star Trek and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel.

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