Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” Ridley Scott Says 'Exodus' Would Never Get Financed Starring "Mohammad So-and-So From Such-And-Such” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You "Sh*t Yourself With Your Mouth Wide Open” Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Welcome Back To The Park: The First Trailer For 'Jurassic World' Is Here Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Watch: 2-Hour 'Deleted Magic' Explores Deleted Scenes & Alternate Footage From The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed New Character And Plot Details Emerge For 'True Detective' Season 2 As More Cast Members Confirmed James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' James Gunn Says Shared Universe Model Is "Flawed," Plus Listen To "Awesome Mixtape Volume Zero" For 'Guardians' 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday 'Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters This Friday Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Zac Efron Talks About His Masturbation Techniques In 'The Interview' Segment With James Franco Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Watch: Footage From "Sick," Unreleased Marilyn Manson Video, Directed By Eli Roth & Featuring Lana Del Rey Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination'  Starring Ethan Hawke SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Agnieszka Holland To Direct 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries; Dexter Fletcher To Helm Queen Film Starring Ben Whishaw

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 10, 2013 at 2:40PM

From remakes to biopics, a couple of currently brewing projects on the small and big screen now have filmmakers to guide them, so let's jump right in shall we?
2
Agnieszka Holland

From remakes to biopics, a couple of currently brewing projects on the small and big screen now have filmmakers to guide them, so let's jump right in shall we?

First up, you have may forgotten about NBC's previously announced plans to reboot "Rosemary's Baby" as a miniseries. Well, it's moving forward and the network has made the rather fascinating choice of Agnieszka Holland to direct the project. The filmmaker is known to film buffs for her more arthouse oriented stuff like "Europa Europa" or even more recently the HBO Europe mini-series "Burning Bush," which spent some time on the festival circuit this past fall. But she's also gone behind the camera on episodes for acclaimed shows like "The Wire," "The Killing" and "Treme" so she's no stranger to the format.

This new take on the birthing of demon spawn is based on the novel by Ira Levin, and being adapted by Scott Abbott ("Queen Of The Damned," "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge") and tells the story you already know, but sets it in Paris, where filming is due to begin in January. As for who will take the iconic parts played by Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes in Roman Polanski's version? We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, the Freddie Mercury biopic gets closer to the stage with the rising Dexter Fletcher now tapped to direct. He's the Brit filmmaker behind "Wild Bill" and "Sunshine On Leith," and his name has been buzzed about of late. Ben Whishaw is in the lead role in the Peter Morgan penned movie that will track Queen's rise all the way to their gig at Live Aid in 1985 but will not focus on Mercury's death or last days. So basically, just another band movie? We'll see. Production is aiming to begin next year. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Agnieszka Holland, Rosemary's Baby


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates