Freddie Highmore, the young and outstanding talent that impressed critics alike in Marc Foster’s Finding Neverland (2004) has just been cast as the young Norman Bates in the upcoming drama from A&E’s “Bates Motel.”
The show will tell the story of young Norman Bates, the mother-loving boy and future psychotic killer that was introduced by the great Alfred Hitchcock in Psycho (1960). The role, which was originally played by Anthony Perkins, will explore the relationship between Norman and his mother, who will be played by Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga, and how the unstable mind of Norman came to be through his teenage years. The film will also be executive produced by Carlton Cuse, who worked on ABC’s “Lost.”
Could this be A&E’s next great show? This just shot up to my must-see for next year. I literally, CANNOT wait.
The show begins production in October and will air sometime in 2013.
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