[TV] NBC’s Having “Rosemary’s Baby” This May!

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NBC’s having a baby this May!

If you care enough to see the “Rosemary’s Baby” four-hour miniseries (I’m intrigued enough), mark your calendars for both May 11 and May 15 to catch the new adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana plays the modern Rosemary.

Red Lights‘ Carole Bouquet, Doghouse‘s Christina Cole and Jason Isaacs also star in the series directed by Agnieska Holland and produced by Lionsgate TV.

It centers on Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), a young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams), moves into a Paris apartment that has a dark past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

  • macguffin54

    I don’t really get the point of this. This is one of those movies, I would think, whose popularity is rooted in its shocking ending. The whole story builds up to the once-unbelievable ending. Once you know the ending of the movie, what’s the point? Other movies (like Planet of the Apes) with shocking endings have other dramatic beats in the movie and in a remake there are loads of potential dramatic moments. With this story, the ending is (or at least was) it. Of course, with a 4 hour running time maybe they added stuff not in the movie (or the book, as that was pretty lean, too).

  • Nitpicker

    Keep in mind there are thousands of viewers who probably have never even heard of something called “Rosemary’s Baby” since everything that came out before the 90s is considered “ancient” by todays kids and not worth a look.

  • Mr.Mirage

    Don’t see the point in this… maybe This Perfect Day? Another Ira Levin novel, not put in front of the camera before… why do a remake of a flawless film?