January 20, 2014 12:52pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs Join NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby'
NBC has found its male leads for Rosemary's Baby.
Suits' Patrick J. Adams will star opposite Zoe Saldana in the network's four-hour miniseries, with Jason Isaacs also joining the reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The four-hour miniseries is based on author Ira Levin's classic 1967 horror novel of the same name, with production set to begin this month in Paris.
Rosemary’s Baby centers on a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant, Rosemary Woodhouse (Saldana) becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband, Guy (Adams), and their neighbors will have ulterior motives when her child is born.
The book was previously adapted into the Roman Polanski-directed 1968 feature film. The movie earned supporting actress Ruth Gordon an Oscar and Polanski a writing nom.
Isaacs will play warlock/coven leader Roman Castevet, the role portrayed by Sidney Blackmer in Polanski's feature, in which John Cassavetes played the role of Guy.
The mini hails from Lionsgate TV, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern on board to executive produce. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (American Horror Story) will write the screenplay, while Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy (Treme), will direct.
For Isaacs, Rosemary marks a reunion for the actor with NBC entertainment president Bob Greenblatt, with whom he worked on the network's short-lived Awake and Showtime's Brotherhood. Isaacs -- traditionally one of the most sought-after names during pilot season -- most recently started in CBS' failed pilot The Surgeon General.
For Adams -- who stars on USA Network's Suits -- the role keeps him in the NBCUniversal family.