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According to Deadline, the series will be four hours and will be directed by Agnieszka Holland, who was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2010 for directing the pilot of the HBO series “Treme.” She has also been nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for her work on the 1990 film “Europa Europa,” which she also directed.
Casting has not yet been announced.
According to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, the story will be contemporary and will take place in Paris.
“Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,” NBC’s executive vice-president for movies, miniseries, and international co-productions Quinn Taylor said, according to Deadline.
Director Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Levin’s novel starred Farrow, “The Dirty Dozen” actor John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon of “Harold and Maude.” Gordon won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role and the movie was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.