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OTRC: Zoe Saldana to star in 'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries reboot

Mia Farrow appears in a scene from the 1968 movie 'Rosemary's Baby.' / Zoe Saldana talks to OTRC.com about 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at the film's L.A. premiere on May 14, 2013. (William Castle Productions / Paramount Pictures / OTRC)

Zoe Saldana of "Avatar" and "Star Trek" fame is set to star in a new reboot of the thriller "Rosemary's Baby."

The project is a four-hour miniseries that is set to air on NBC. Saldana, 35, will play the main character, Rosemary. Mia Farrow portrayed the role in a popular 1968 movie. Both the film and miniseries are based on a 1967 horror novel by Ira Levin. NBC first announced its miniseries project in December and Saldana confirmed her casting on Twitter on Jan. 8.

"'Rosemary's Baby' centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past," NBC said in a statement. "After getting pregnant, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born."

In the1968 film, Rosemary is a married woman who becomes pregnant by surprise and suspects her husband made a deal with their neighbors, whom she thinks are satanists, that puts her and her unborn child in danger.

Production on the NBC miniseries is set to begin in January in Paris. The network has not revealed its air date. Saldana is also a producer of the project, along with sisters Cisely and Mariel, according to Variety.

Saldana is known for past roles as Neytiri in James Cameron's 2009 movie "Avatar" and as Uhura in the new "Star Trek" movies. She is also set to appear in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," which hits theaters in August.

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