Bates Motel has found its Norman. Freddie Highmore will play Norman Bates in the A&E television series that is set before Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho.
The show, which is set in modern day, examines the relationship between an adolescent Norman and his mother, Norma (played by Vera Farmiga). Highmore is best known for playing Charlie in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
But wait! There is more! Max Thieriot, currently starring in The House at the End of the Street, also joins the cast. He plays Dylan, Norman's older brother, a "petulant and rebellious James Dean-type."