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Actress Zoe Saldana cast as Rosemary in the NBC miniseries 'Rosemary's Baby'

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She is known for her roles in "Avatar" and "Star Trek" but actress Zoe Saldana will soon be known for another role. As Entertainment Weekly reports on Jan. 8, Saldana has been cast in NBC's four-hour miniseries "Rosemary's Baby".

In an announcement made by NBC on Wednesday, the actress will play the mother-to-be Rosemary in the miniseries based on the 1967 suspense novel by Ira Levin. The premise of the series focuses on Rosemary who moves into a Paris apartment. The storied past of the apartment along with the suspicious behavior of her husband and neighbors come to play a role in the future of the child she becomes pregnant with after moving into the apartment.

Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice Presisent, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment says the role was perfect for Saldana who will also executive produce the miniseries:

"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. With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event miniseries is off to a great start."

Cisely Saldana and Mariel Saldana will co- produce and Agnieszka holland will direct the screenplay adaptation written by Scott Abbott and James Wong.

Zoe Saldana's other credits include appearances on episodes of "Law & Order" as well as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as well as the upcoming Marvel film "Guardians of the Galaxy".

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