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Breaking: NBC to remake Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby will also be a four-hour mini and is described as an updated retelling of the novel by Ira Levin that led to a feature film about devil worship and the relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new incarnation, the couple lives in Paris. Lionsgate will produce with Scott Abbott (Winchell) on board to pen the project. Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman and Alix Witlin will executive produce.

by Anonymousreply 14101/09/2014

Just make it stop.

by Anonymousreply 107/27/2013

Lets just fuck up ANOTHER classic because we're too fucking stupid to think of something original.

by Anonymousreply 207/27/2013

Rosemary will always be my role, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 307/27/2013

I'm sure it will be a total stink-fest.

by Anonymousreply 407/27/2013

o no bitch, hold my weave!

by Anonymousreply 507/27/2013

Once was enough.

by Anonymousreply 607/27/2013

Ugh. NO.

by Anonymousreply 707/27/2013

Lazy, Bloated, lost-it Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 807/27/2013

God is dead! Satan lives!

by Anonymousreply 907/27/2013

They're also doing a new version of Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers." Um, why?

by Anonymousreply 1007/27/2013

Carey Mulligan IS Rosemary!

by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2013

Mother fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 1307/28/2013

Paris! Are they fucking kidding. NYC was just as important character in the film as any of the human characters.

I doubt I'll watch.

by Anonymousreply 1407/28/2013

Ok, let's cast this shit fest.

by Anonymousreply 1507/28/2013

If NBC is making Rosemary's Baby, it will definitely be the spawn of Satan.

by Anonymousreply 1607/28/2013

I know it may be a reach, but I am totally ready with a new pixie haircut to play the young bride, excited to be expecting a new baby! I mean, people may think I'm too young for the role!

by Anonymousreply 1707/28/2013

My guess is they get a mainly film actress to do it to try and make it look prestigious. think young, fragile, has done horror, can do that haircut

by Anonymousreply 1807/28/2013

The pixie cut is not from the book at all, that was simply what Mia's hair looked like at the time. So I wonder if they are going to use that in the movie or try for something different. It is one of the most iconic features of the film.

by Anonymousreply 1907/28/2013

sarah jessica parker as rosemary

by Anonymousreply 2007/28/2013


[quote]by: Lindsay Lohan

Yes, Lindsay, with a little makeup to make you look younger, you could play Minnie Castevet.

by Anonymousreply 2107/28/2013

Reese Witherspoon as Rosemary, Seth Rogen as Guy

by Anonymousreply 2207/28/2013

Dear God, no!

Years ago, one of the networks thought seriously of remaking "Mildred Pierce" with Farrah Fawcett and Tatum O'Neal.

Thankfully, HBO's remake with Kate Winslet was well done.

The television remake of "Sorry, Wrong Number" with Loni Anderson was abysmal.

by Anonymousreply 2307/28/2013

Betty White as Minnie Castevet.

by Anonymousreply 2407/28/2013

I AM Rosemary.

by Anonymousreply 2507/28/2013

Girls! You're going about this all wrong. It is a re-imagining...

Gayle and Rosemary, a young lesbian couple from America, move into an older Parisian apartment building. They've been thinking about artificial insemination, but haven't yet decided...

There! Now, do we want Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone? With dear CZJ as Romana Castevet? And I think Lindsay could play Minnie.

As a womyn's anti-patriarchy occult fest it could work. Hell, Roman could probably film it!

by Anonymousreply 2607/28/2013

Polly Bergen as Minnie Castevet!

by Anonymousreply 2707/28/2013

Oh, I am imagining all the great lines an all womyn version would create:

"Rosemary, I am telling you NOW so I don't have to tell you are carrying the Anti-Christ"

And I imagine the unpacking scene, with the two womyn co-habitating after dating for a week and a half, would be emotional...

by Anonymousreply 2807/28/2013

So what exactly do they mean with 'updated'?


"I think my hubbie is, like, a effin' devil worshipper or whatever!"

Girlfiend of Rosemary:

"OMG that totally sucks, let's go buy some shoes and have a frappuchino to put your mind off of that shit! That new Starbucks barista is a total hottie, he did give me herpes though."

by Anonymousreply 2907/28/2013

James Franco as Guy

Blake Lively as Rosemary

by Anonymousreply 3007/28/2013

Catherine Deneuve as Mlle. Casteville, the nosy but cold and aloof neighbor.

by Anonymousreply 3107/28/2013

Daniel Auteil as M. Casteville.

by Anonymousreply 3207/28/2013

"think young, fragile, has done horror, can do that haircut"

Oh G-d please, not Natalie Portman.

by Anonymousreply 3307/28/2013

Really, people. Young, fragile. CAN DO THE HAIRCUT!

I smell Oscar #2 coming...

by Anonymousreply 3407/28/2013

This is no dream! This is really happening!!

by Anonymousreply 3507/28/2013

It's the pope at Yankee stadium!

by Anonymousreply 3607/28/2013

Will Vidal Nobody Loves an Albatross Sassoon still be the film's hair stylist?

by Anonymousreply 3707/28/2013

It could be interesting if they cast it right.

Roman and Minnie.. Christopher Lee and Karen Black ( or Polly Bergen lol)

Rosemary and Guy..Lily Collins and Benedict Cumberbatch

by Anonymousreply 3807/28/2013

Or an all black cast!

by Anonymousreply 3907/28/2013

It's so wrong.

People were just starting to move away from organised religion in the mid 60s.

Rosemary went to an all girl Catholic school. How many women nowadays do and what's more, how many of them come out still believing in god and the pope? (See Lady Gaga)

The fact that Rosemary was Catholic and a believer was important. The devil wanted a Catholic woman (Theresa Ginofrio). He doesn't want an atheist, an agnostic, a Southern Baptist, a member of the Jesus is Lord Life Community Crystal Palace Church.

There really weren't any devil worshippers around when the movie was made. The movie and a few others started a devil worship fad that's still around. Also, who would call themselves a witch in 1965? Nowadays, your next door neighbor might consider herself a Wiccan witch. It's not shocking that a group of elderly people could be a remnant of a pack of witches.

We have serial killers who think they're vampires, werewolves, immortal godlike creatures who enact grisly crimes. A baby that's half devil? Not too scary.

The idea that the supernatural could be occurring in modern day NYC was a novelty in the 1960s. By the 1980s, it was comedy (Ghostbusters). I assume that would be a reason why they would move the location to another city.

The drug culture was new. Seeing someone smoking a joint at Rosemary and Guy's party was outré. It meant this was a crowd who experimented with drugs, which can be dangerous. Perhaps they experiment with other dangerous things, the audience thought. Nowadays somebody smoking a joint at a party is normal. The audience wouldn't notice.

Guy grew up in an orphanage. Rosemary explains away his obsession with the Castavets as his looking for substitute parents. Who grows up in an orphanage nowadays? You cant use the foster system -- how many white kids went through the foster system in the past 30 years? Zero.

by Anonymousreply 4007/28/2013

[quote]Will Vidal Nobody Loves an Albatross Sassoon still be the film's hair stylist?

Not unless he does it from the grave.

by Anonymousreply 4107/28/2013

R59 at the first sign of some crazy devil worshiping supernatural shit, most black people would get the fuck out. So you can't have an all black cast. You could do an interracial couple, white husband, black wife. Maybe Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson.

by Anonymousreply 4207/28/2013

"Polly Bergen as Minnie Castevet!"

by Anonymousreply 4307/28/2013

Some RB trivia . . .

Tony Curtis was the voice on the phone of the actor who went blind so Guy could replace him.

by Anonymousreply 4407/28/2013

Angela Lansbury as Minnie Castavet!

by Anonymousreply 4507/28/2013

I think this is exciting. Imagine how much CGI will add to the story!

by Anonymousreply 4607/28/2013

It's a shame Cory Monteith is dead. This could have been the perfect film for Lea and Cory.

by Anonymousreply 4707/28/2013

Yes, Jewish Lea Michele would have been perfect as Rosemary Woodhouse from Oklahoma City.

I look at her and always think "Middle America." Well, after I think that she needs to have her lantern jaw filed down.

by Anonymousreply 4807/28/2013

Rosemary was from Omaha.

by Anonymousreply 4907/28/2013

I wonder why NBC is producing such edgy material lately. "Hannibal" was too "out there" for me, but I might watch "Rosemary's Baby." I did go to see "The Conjuring" this week, so I suppose I am starting to enjoy edgier fare.

I agree the Catholic angle is necessary. Catholics are the only people who can deal with issues involving demons. This will make it more believable and therefore scarier!

by Anonymousreply 5007/28/2013

Cory could still do the role. I'm sure his acting is still just as wooden and stilted.

by Anonymousreply 5107/28/2013

Well, I knew it was in one of the square states.

Nebraska, Oklahoma, same difference.

by Anonymousreply 5207/28/2013

I read the book a long time ago and I think I remember some mention in it about Rosemary resembling Anna Maria Alberghetti. A big budget movie remake would be a huge waste, but who cares if they do a mini-series on TV. They won't try to duplicate the 60's movie.

by Anonymousreply 5307/28/2013

I'm available!

by Anonymousreply 5407/28/2013

This is really happening!

by Anonymousreply 5507/28/2013

Jay Leno as Satan.

by Anonymousreply 5607/28/2013

R50, "The Conjuring" is edgy??

by Anonymousreply 5707/28/2013

So 1966 won't be the year one?

by Anonymousreply 5807/28/2013

If I were the head of NBC, I would spend any sum to bring in Deneuve and Delon as the Castavets. That would make this a TV event for the history books a la Sybil.

by Anonymousreply 5907/28/2013

Starring Kate Jackson as Ruth Gordon!

by Anonymousreply 6007/28/2013

If it was a theatrical release, Charlize Theron for Rosemary. Someone such as Olivier Martinez as her French husband, Guy.

by Anonymousreply 6107/28/2013

Charlize Theron is too old.

by Anonymousreply 6207/28/2013

Charlize Theron and Martinez are almost old enough to play the Castavets.

Mia Farrow was 23 when she played Rosemary.

by Anonymousreply 6307/29/2013

no r63...Ruth Gordon and Sydney Blackmer were seventy two and seventy three when they played the Castevets.

"Just be a mother to your baby Rosemary, Minnie and Lara Louise are too old, it just isn't right."

by Anonymousreply 6407/29/2013

Rosemary's Baby vs. Hillary Clinton

Interesting choices.

Which miniseries will be more successful?

by Anonymousreply 6507/29/2013

The old coven would be most fun to cast - just get everyone on the next series of American Horror Story.

Actually, the idea of Patti LuPone as Minnie Castevet sounds terrifying. "It's chocolate MOUSE!"

by Anonymousreply 6607/29/2013

[quote]Really, people. Young, fragile. CAN DO THE HAIRCUT! I smell Oscar #2 coming...

Sorry, AnnE, but key words here are YOUNG and fragile (haven't whipped MY tits out "to change my image" yet!) And I've done the haircut--better!

by Anonymousreply 6707/29/2013

Why are people mentioning A-listers like Charlize Theron, Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan? It's a fucking NBC mini-series, not HBO.

by Anonymousreply 6807/29/2013

Rosemary's Baby vs. Hillary Clinton

Do you think NBC is trying to say something?

by Anonymousreply 6907/29/2013

A remake? That's not possible. That's a mistake.

by Anonymousreply 7007/29/2013

Ms. Betty Bacall IS Minnie Castevet.

by Anonymousreply 7107/29/2013

Dakota Fanning is Rosemary.

*kisses doll*

by Anonymousreply 7207/29/2013

Shouldn't Mia play Minnie?

by Anonymousreply 7307/29/2013

Paris?! What have you DONE to this movie, you MANIAAAACS???!!!

by Anonymousreply 7407/29/2013

Rosemary does go to Vidal Sasson in the book. But her hair is probably not cut as short as Mia's in the film.

by Anonymousreply 7507/29/2013

When I wasa kid, it made the newspapers thatMiaFarrow had cut her hair herself. The story was that she'd had an argument with Frank Sinatra because she wanted to get married and he didn't. She cut off her hair and threatened suicide, so Sinatra married her.

She had short hair when she married Frank Sinatra, so the whole "he served her with divorce papers after the haircut" story was bullshit.

Mia Farrow was considered unstable and difficult for quite a while. She quit Peyton Place to run off with Sinatra, she chopped off her hair, she ran off to India to follow the Beatles (she tells a different story, but she wanted Paul), she pursued Andre Previn when he was married. It's no surprise her career died and had to be revived 20 years later by Woody Allen.

by Anonymousreply 7607/29/2013

[quote] Well, I knew it was in one of the square states. Nebraska, Oklahoma, same difference.

Oklahoma isn't one of the square states, it's a frying pan.

by Anonymousreply 7707/29/2013

Pretty sure the character Rosemary got the Sasson cut in the book as well as the movie.

by Anonymousreply 7807/29/2013

"Ms. Betty Bacall IS Minnie Castevet."

She's now housebound and unable to walk.

by Anonymousreply 7907/29/2013

Good stunt casting would be if Mia Farrow played Minnie. Why not?

by Anonymousreply 8007/29/2013

Yes, r80, but Mia already did the "Rosemary's Baby"-inspired stunt-casting twice with the "Omen" remake and the audiobook version of "RB".

by Anonymousreply 8107/29/2013

Emma Watson for Rosemary.

by Anonymousreply 8207/29/2013

[quote]Pretty sure the character Rosemary got the Sasson cut in the book as well as the movie.

She got A hair cut in the book, but it was never described as the kind of pixie cut Mia had. And at one point in the book they describe Rosemary has wearing her hair up, which would have been impossible with a pixie.

by Anonymousreply 8307/29/2013

Charlize already did Rosemary's Baby. It was called The Devil's Advocate.

by Anonymousreply 8407/29/2013

Jaden Smith *IS* Rosemary.

by Anonymousreply 8507/29/2013

If we're mentioning A listers, why not the obvious choice? AnnE

by Anonymousreply 8607/29/2013

And Charlize got a short cut for that movie.

by Anonymousreply 8707/29/2013

r86, I already explained things to AnnE as gently as I could, back in r67.

by Anonymousreply 8807/29/2013

If they really are moving the story to Paris, please get Catherine Denuve as Minnie. Please? That would be all sorts of awesome.

by Anonymousreply 8907/29/2013

Patty Duke cud play the part that Ruth Gordon played. There is a connection there; Patty was in Rosemary Baby part II n Patty played Ruth's grandaughter in a Love Boat episode.

by Anonymousreply 9007/29/2013

yes, i tneeds to be set in NY but as it's TV it will probably be filmed in California and be set in a pretend NY with lots of sunshine on the city street scenes.

by Anonymousreply 9207/29/2013

Romain Duris for Rosemary's petulant, slightly older French husband, with gratuitous frontal nudity for the European version.

by Anonymousreply 9307/29/2013

It could work if, instead of witches, it revolved around a coven of scientologists.

I'm thinking John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as the Castavetts and Ton Cruise as the husband.

by Anonymousreply 9407/29/2013

You might as well cast Katie Holmes as Rosemary.

by Anonymousreply 9507/29/2013

Cellphones = no phone booth scene.

by Anonymousreply 9607/29/2013

and Jaden Smith as the baby!

by Anonymousreply 9707/29/2013

R98 - Peyton List (who played Jane) would be great.

by Anonymousreply 9907/29/2013

Is r33 serious with that"G-d" shit?

by Anonymousreply 10007/29/2013

How about F U r100

by Anonymousreply 10107/29/2013

Rosemary - Deborah Ann Woll

Guy - Chace Crawford

by Anonymousreply 10207/29/2013

The whole thing could be shot in Lauren Bacall's Dakota co-op.

by Anonymousreply 10307/29/2013

Actually, as ill-advised as this sounds, having Karen Black play Minnie Castevetes sounds great!

by Anonymousreply 10407/29/2013

Yes, r102 for Rosemary's Baby: The Unintentional Comedy.

by Anonymousreply 10507/29/2013

No one has mentioned Mia Farrow for Minnie Castevet. It would be interesting stunt casting, at least. And Mia did do the shitty "Omen" remake a few years ago so it's not like she's above such things.

I think a remake is a disaster waiting to happen but Michael Caine would be great as Hutch, Rosemary's friend who tries to warn her about the Castevets.

by Anonymousreply 10607/29/2013

I'm waiting . . .

by Anonymousreply 10707/29/2013

It's a 4 hour miniseries. They still do miniseries on network tv?

by Anonymousreply 10807/29/2013

Why a miniseries? The first film managed to cram the entire book into just over 2 hours and they pretty much left nothing out. What are they going to do with the remaining 2 hours?

Also, Karen Black as Minnie? BRILLIANT! Someone, make it happen!

by Anonymousreply 10907/30/2013

If you cast me as Theresa Gionoffrio, I could probably get you my mom for Minnie...

by Anonymousreply 11007/30/2013

Unfortunately, Karen Black is pretty ill with cancer. There was an online fundraising campaign going to get specialized treatment in Europe but they stopped accepting donations right before this article appeared saying she's was in the hospital with pneumonia. Not looking good for her.

by Anonymousreply 11107/30/2013

Oh, God! I hate to hear that about Karen. I hope she can power through this.

by Anonymousreply 11207/30/2013

Attention NBC:

Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse:Amanda Bynes (in her comeback role) Jonathan Rhys Meyers

The Castevetes: Burt Reynolds and Faye Dunaway

Crispin Glover as Hutch

by Anonymousreply 11307/30/2013

You know they'll fuck this up royally with a cameo by Shirley MacLean as Minnie.

by Anonymousreply 11407/30/2013

[quote]Ruth Gordon and Sydney Blackmer were seventy two and seventy three when they played the Castevets.

In that case, how about a real married couple - Michael Douglas and CZJ!

by Anonymousreply 11507/30/2013

This is really gonna be a tough one to make. It all hinges on who they cast. Mia Farrow had this perfect vulnerable quality to her. You just wanted to take care of her and give her a hug. I can't think of any 20-30 year old actresses on the scene right now that would warrant anything more than a bitch slap out of me. Carey Mulligan might not be the worst choice in the world.

Just please PLEASE God, keep goddamn emotionless Rooney Mara and Kristen Stewart away from this.

The Castavets will be a lot more fun to cast. I'm sure they'll get some good names for that. Ellen Burstyn? Jessica Walter? Shirley MacLaine? The possibilities are endless. Lots of great 70+ actresses out there waiting for a great role like this.

by Anonymousreply 11607/30/2013

I wouldn't worry r117. I don't think Kristen or Rooney would slum it in a TV movie.

by Anonymousreply 11707/30/2013

Just read the linked article from OP. So the remake is set in Paris?! I'll miss New York setting. At least we have the brilliant movie.

by Anonymousreply 11907/30/2013

Leslie Caron IS Minnie!

Alain Delon IS Roman!

by Anonymousreply 12007/30/2013

How was the movie not faithful to the book? Not being bitchy, just asking. I always thought the movie was faithful to the book.

by Anonymousreply 12207/30/2013

On network TV this will not work, there will be no nudity and the entire storyline doesn't lend itself to network TV, it will be like a Lifetime movie if NBC does it.

Network TV tortured a Stephen King book, IIRC, it was the one with the topiary which started to walk. The viewers waited for that to happen and then barely saw the shrubs move as that part of the mini-series ended.

For Guy, how about that French actor from "The Dreamers", the one with the tousled dark hair, he would also be great as the surviving Boston terrorist when that inevitable film gets made.

by Anonymousreply 12307/30/2013

R124 is that Louis Garel?

by Anonymousreply 12407/30/2013

If this were a real movie, I would say Michelle Williams. But she's not going to be in an NBC miniseries anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 12507/30/2013

[quote]I wonder why NBC is producing such edgy material lately.

The word you're looking for is RATINGS.

by Anonymousreply 12607/30/2013

R61, no one is casting Olivier Martinez as a lead in an A-list theatrical release.

Sometimes the ignorance about casting on DL is staggering. Like when people insist that Cherry Jones should be cast as the lead in a film.

by Anonymousreply 12707/30/2013

[quote]Network TV tortured a Stephen King book, IIRC, it was the one with the topiary which started to walk.

Yes, an obscure book called "The Shining".

by Anonymousreply 12807/30/2013

Polanski's film is one of the most faithful adaptations I have ever seen. Levin likes to joke that since it was Polanski's first time adapting material, not writing his own, that he didn't know he could change anything. Besides a couple smidges of Rosemary's back-story it's pretty much verbatim.

by Anonymousreply 12907/30/2013

[quote]Yes, an obscure book called "The Shining".

R129, I said I couldn't remember what the mini series was, jeez, grow up. Several of King's movies have been made into awful TV mini series', IIRC "Tommyknockers" etc. That was ridiculously bad.

What was so awful about the topiary moving in the TV version, the screen started to fade to black when the viewers were finally about to see the shrubs move, it was so poorly done.

I don't recall the topiary moving in Kubrick's version of "The Shining". Which, despite it's many flaws, Kubrick's movie was magnificent compared to the TV version!

Yes, R125, it's Louis Garel, he's suitably creepy to play Guy. Guy WAS a creep and creepy looking. I never understood the choice of John Cassavettes opposite Mia Farrow, he was too old and ugly compared to Farrow. Picking a good looking guy would have worked better, the character of Guy would have been less suspect had he'd been a good looking Waspy type.

by Anonymousreply 13007/30/2013

Patty Duke.....

by Anonymousreply 13107/30/2013

[quote]I don't recall the topiary moving in Kubrick's version of "The Shining".

Kubrick thought it was silly and refused to put it in the script.

by Anonymousreply 13207/30/2013

Carrie Underwood IS Rosemary Woodhouse!

by Anonymousreply 13307/30/2013

They need to get Vera Farmiga or Monica Potter for this!

by Anonymousreply 13407/30/2013

After rewatching the Law & Order: SVU where Ann-Margaret keeps period stained bedsheets wrapped in a bow for forty years, I think she'd make a great Minnie.

by Anonymousreply 13507/30/2013

Robert Redford would have been great as Guy. A blond, sunny, personable chap. I would never suspect him. I would have believed he saw the Castavets as the parents he never had.

But Cassavettes was all pointy eyebrows and nervous twitchery. If I were Dr Hill, as soon as I saw Guy show up with Saperstein I would've said, "Erm.. Wait a sec..."

by Anonymousreply 13607/30/2013

I don't like the idea of changing the locale - what's wrong with New York? I think Paris will make it too much of a pastiche, there'll be too many lingering shots of the Rive Gauche at dusk and bad accents from miscast anorexics.

The original setting was important to the story, it was a "this could be happening right next door" kind of thing, Paris won't work for that.

I'd like to see a decent movie made of This Perfect Day instead. That's been a favourite of mine for years.

And whatever happens, please no Lindsay Lohan. Not even for camp value.

by Anonymousreply 13707/30/2013

Benedict Cumberbatch for Guy. We all know who here would love that.

by Anonymousreply 13807/31/2013

Zoe Saldina cast as Rosemary Woodhouse in NBC's remake of ROSEMARY'S BABY.

by Anonymousreply 13901/09/2014

It's Zoe Sardina.

by Anonymousreply 14001/09/2014
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