Anika Noni Rose is joining Demián Bichir in Showtime‘s adaptation of Let the Right One In.
According to Deadline, Rose will star alongside Bichir in the drama pilot based on the 2004 John Ajvide Lindqvist novel about a young girl who was turned into a vampire. The girl’s father does her best to keep her alive by getting enough human blood to sustain her. The story was originally adapted in 2008 in the Swedish film of the same name.
While Bichir is expected to play the father of the vampiric girl, Rose will play their next-door neighbor, Naomi. Described as a “brilliant but cynical” homicide detective, Naomi realizes her son Isaiah has made friends with the neighboring girl. But she soon realizes that her son’s friend and her father aren’t what they appear to be.
This is Rose’s latest entry into horror. Rose can currently be seen in Amazon’s Them. Rose will also be the lead in the upcoming horror film Limbo, announced in 2019. In Limbo, Rose will play a woman who becomes possessed by an evil spirit. Rose’s spirit becomes displaced as a ghost in her own home and must figure out how to protect her family from her demonic self.
Aside from her current run in horror, Rose is best known by movie fans as the voice of Princess Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. Rose has been a champion of Disney diversifying its Princess line with the casting of Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell and Halle Bailey as Ariel.
“I am a firm proponent of the fact that children need to see themselves in fantasy. They need to know that they exist in the whimsical, that they exist in magic. That they are worthy of the crown,” she said to Shadow And Act in 2020. “It’s really important that they know that. It’s important that we see ourselves that way and it’s important that our children’s peers get to see them that way because it changes the DNA in children in the way that they are able to move through the world and it changes the way that their peers expect to see them.”
The Dreamgirls star is also another actress fans would love to see play one of the Muses in a live-action Hercules film.