It seems that Zoe Saldana has just added a new project to her already bustling docket. The actress will star in NBC's upcoming miniseries "Rosemary's Baby" based on Ira Levin's 1967 novel.
Saldana will play the title character made famous by Mia Farrow and her pixie cut in 1968. No word if Saldana will also chop off her locks for the part. E! reports the miniseries will begin filming in Paris later this month.
"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," Quinn Taylor at NBC Entertainment said in a statement. "With Zoe leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this reimagined event mini-series is off to a great start."
"American Horror Story: Coven" writer James Wong, along with Scott Abbott, will write the screenplay. "Treme" director Holland will direct this version of the story.
For those not familiar with the scary and suspenseful story, it follows a young couple who move into a Paris apartment building with a dark past and soon become suspicious of their neighbors. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, she becomes even more suspicious of them when they take too much of an interest in her offspring.
No word yet on who will play Saldana's hubby or the flick's witchy neighbors.
A release date for the flick has yet to be announced. So for anyone wanting to watch "Rosemary's Baby" before it hits the small screen, they might want to rent Roman Polanski's version. In addition to Farrow, it also stars John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin.
In addition to "Rosemary's Baby," Saldana will be seen in the highly anticipated "Guardians of the Galaxy" flick, out this summer, as well as the sequel to 2009's "Avatar."