First it was Hannibal Lecter, now NBC is giving viewers a fresh take on a new iconic film character and asking viewers "What lengths are you willing to go for success and fortune?" The story of a woman who finds herself at the center of the mother of an occult ritual was originally played on the big screen by Mia Farrow in 1968. The unfortunate baby mama in this updated miniseries is Zoe Saldana (Avatar
, Star Trek
In addition to a brand new cast: Patrick J. Adams (Suits
) plays Rosemary's husband Guy, Christina Cole (Casino Royale
) as Julie, a friend of Rosemary's, while James Isaacs (Awake
) and French actress Carole Bouquet take the reigns as the infamous Castevets. The series of creepy events will also be unfolding over the pond in Paris where the Woodhouse's move to escape their "sad past."
While this updated version swerves away from the original to avoid a dull and dated shot-for-shot remake, the basic premise remains. The Woodhouse's find themselves lucky enough to secure an apartment in one of the city's swankiest buildings. They soon meet the affluent and older Castevets who quickly insert themselves into the couple's lives. Rosemary becomes pregnant, and Margaux Castevet is only too happy to coddle the mother-to-be by plying her with herbs and urging her to take a holistic approach to her pregnancy.
But Rosemary finds herself spending more time on her own as Guy becomes tight with Roman Castevet. Too make matters worse, her pregnancy is fraught with complications.
An inquisitive Rosemary starts to spend her free time investigating the building and its prior tenants and discovers that their dream may actually be a nightmare. She's also forced to face the harsh reality that the person she trusts most, may have rented out her womb for nefarious purposes in exchange for a successful career.
This incarnation of the horror classic was written by Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned
) and James Wong (American Horror Story
) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (The Wire
The four-hour, two-part event is coming this May on NBC.
(Image and video courtesy of NBC)