When someone mentions Freddie Highmore, your mind probably goes to young Peter, sitting on a bench, in “Finding Neverland,” or Charlie Bucket in Tim Burton’s revisionist “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Though he’s had a number of more adult roles as he’s gotten older, nothing comes close to what Highmore is about to take on next.
TV Guide revealed that Highmore will play a younger version of Norman Bates, the psycho at the heart of “Psycho,” and the main character of A&E’s new television series. The series, which comes from executive producer Carlton Cuse of “Lost,” has been making a number of big casting announcements recently.
Vera Farmiga will play mother and best friend of Norman, Norma Bates, and Max Thieriot will play a new character to the family, Dylan Bates, Norman’s older James Dean-like brother.
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