January 9th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
After having a not-so-hot year theatrically, Zoe Saldana is ready to shake things up.
The newlywed actress is tackling NBC's remake of the horror classic, "Rosemary's Baby." According to Variety, Saldana, 35, will be playing the fated character of the title who, after moving into a creepy Paris apartment and finding herself pregnant, starts to think that something's amiss with what her husband and neighbors want with her baby.
NBC is basing their four-hour miniseries on Ira Levin's 1967 novel, which has already famously been turned into a film by Roman Polanski. That version, released in 1968, starred Mia Farrow (and her iconic haircut) as Rosemary, and John Cassevetes as her husband.
The network's executive vice president for movies, miniseries and international co-productions, Quinn Taylor, gushed to Variety that Saldana "has proven that she is one of our most gifted actresses. (W)e think she has the perfect combination of spirit and gravitas to take on the title role from Ira Levin’s infamous novel. With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event mini-series is off to a great start.”
Accepting the role of Rosemary has gotten Saldana's year off to a busy start. The actress, who starred in "Out of the Furnace" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" in 2013, is juggling high-profile projects like "Avatar 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and the Nina Simone biopic "Nina."
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