Move over Kerry Washington? Another well-known black actress is heading to television in a leading role. Zoe Saldana has recently been announced as the leading lady of NBC’s upcoming miniseries, “Rosemary’s Baby,” based on the original suspense novel.
Saldana will take on the dark, dramatic and intense role of Rosemary Woodhouse, originally played by Mia Farrow in the classic horror flick from the late ’60s. For those unfamiliar with the original, you can expect NBC to deliver all of the dark drama you desire and more.
Deadline reports: “The mini centers on Rosemary (Saldana), a 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. The role was played by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s 1968 feature adaptation.”
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.”
Not a terrible way to start off the new year. Congrats to Saldana on her exciting new role. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie