Fear is born again in the television adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby by writers Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and James Wong (Final Destination 3). The 2-part miniseries shifts the story from New York to Paris where newlyweds Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) seek to start a new life after experiencing a tragedy. The new location also serves to further isolate Rosemary, who doesn’t speak the language.
Saldana will sport a short bob à la Mia Farrow in the classic film but she will play a more modern woman in this adaptation, which is set in the preset day.
“Mia Farrow did do a very beautiful job. She was also playing a woman of that era, who was much more innocent,” Saldana told the NY Post. “Had I played Rosemary like that, I don’t think a lot of women would identify with that.”
Rosemary is befriended by Roman (Jason Isaacs) and Margaux (Carole Bouquet), a wealthy couple that takes an unhealthy interest in her baby. Guy makes a literal deal with the Devil to advance his career by agreeing to give the baby to their Satanic cult. Rosemary’s only apparent ally is Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), a new character who’s sure to add a new dynamic to this dysfunctional family.
Rosemary’s Baby airs this May on NBC.