This Sunday, hell is born.
Stunning Zoe Saldana (Colombiana, Avatar, Star Trek, Takers) will be stepping into Mia Farrow’s shoes for the re-imagined suspense classic and mother of ‘60s horror, Rosemarys baby in a TV mini-series to be shown on NBC.
Rosemarys Baby is a 1967 best-selling horror novel by Ira Levin, which sold over 4 million copies making it the top bestselling horror novel of the 1960s.
The 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the novel, was an enormous commercial success, earning over $33 million in the United States on a modest budget of $3.2 million. It was met with near universal acclaim from film critics and earned numerous nominations and awards. The official tagline of the film is “Pray for Rosemary’s Baby.”
Rosemarys Baby centers on Rosemary Woodhouse, a young woman who has just moved into an old New York City apartment building with her husband, Guy, played by Patrick J.Adams, who is a struggling actor. The pair are warned that the area has a disturbing history involving witchcraft and murder, but they choose to overlook this. Rosemary has wanted children for some time, but Guy wants to wait until he is more established.
Rosemary and Guy are quickly welcomed by neighbors Margaux (Carole Bouquet) and Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs), an eccentric older couple in which Rosemary finds meddlesome and absurd, but Guy begins paying them frequent visits.
After a theatrical rival suddenly goes blind, Guy is given an important part in a stage play in which immediately afterward, Guy unexpectedly agrees with Rosemary that it is time to conceive their first child.
Guy’s performance in the stage play brings him favorable notice and he is subsequently cast in other, increasingly important roles and he begins to talk about a career in Hollywood.
After receiving a warning from a friend, who also becomes mysteriously ill, Rosemary discovers that her neighbors are the leaders of a Satanic coven, and she suspects they intend to steal her child and use it as a sacrifice to the Devil. Despite her growing conviction, she is unable to convince anyone else and soon becomes certain that there is no one actually on her side, least of all her own husband. Ultimately, Rosemary finds that she is wrong about the coven’s reason for wanting the baby — the baby is the Antichrist and Guy is not actually the father.
Catch Rosemarys baby on Sunday 11th May on NBC.