Movies And Specials: 'Rosemary's Baby'

Synopsis: Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escape New York and move to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse — an apartment with the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.

Rosemary (Zoe Saldana, “Avatar,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams, “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in this strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wings and become very involved with the Woodhouse’s lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. Their spirited best friend, Julie (Christina Cole), works with Guy and spends quality time with Rosemary in the city.  She finds Rosemary’s health concerning and cautions both of them that something isn’t right, and soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.

Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs “Harry Potter” franchise). Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet, “For Your Eyes Only”) is whimsical and ensures her herbs and holistic medicine will help Rosemary with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers the dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?

In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (“Queen of the Damned,”), James Wong (“Final Destination 3,” “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland  (“Europa Europa,” “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst. Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising the newborn as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. What lengths are you willing to go for success and fortune? (Courtesy NBC, 2014)

The Cast:
Zoe Saldana as Rosemary Woodhouse
Patrick J. Adams as Guy Woodhouse
Carole Bouquet as Margaux Castevet
Jason Isaacs as Roman Castevet

Production Credits:
“Rosemary’s Baby” is executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David Stern, and produced by City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment and Lionsgate Television.

Executive producers: Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and David A. Stern

Based on the novels Rosemary’s Baby and Son of Rosemary by: Ira Levin

Teleplay by: Scott Abbott and James Wong

Produced by: Robert Bernacchi

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Producers: Zoe Saldana, Cisely Saldana, Mariel Saldana

Producer: Tom Patricia

Co-producer: Stephane Sperry  
 
Executive consultant: James Wong

The Episodes:
Episode One--05/11/2014
After a personal tragedy leaves Rosemary (Zoe Saldana) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams) Woodhouse anxious for a fresh start, the young married couple departs for Paris where Guy has landed a job teaching at The Sorbonne. Upon arrival a series of unfortunate events occur, and soon Rosemary and Guy are presented with an offer they can’t refuse — an apartment with the most prestigious address in the city. They find comfort in this strange city among their new friends and neighbors, Roman (Jason Isaacs) and Margaux (Carole Bouquet) Castevet, but soon find the apartment comes with a haunted past. This well-to-do successful older couple take the newcomers under their wings and become very involved with the Woodhouse’s lives. Meanwhile Rosemary spends some quality time with her dear friend Julie (Christine Cole) learning how to cook at Le Cordon Bleu. Everything seems wonderful as the couple decide to try to conceive a baby.

Episode Two--05/15/2014
In this 2-hour conclusion Rosemary’s (Zoe Saldana) health rapidly declines with her pregnancy while Guy’s (Patrick J. Adams) career takes off with the successful completion of his book. At the same time Roman (Jason Isaacs) and Margaux (Carole Bouquet) each take a peculiar and very intimate interest in the young couple. Untimely and gruesome deaths seem prevalent and we soon learn why. As Rosemary’s due date approaches the truth about her baby becomes clear and everyone’s true colors come to light.

 
Airdate:
It premiered on Sunday, May 11th & Thursday, May 15th, 2014 on NBC