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A&E's upcoming Psycho prequel television series, "Bates Motel," has cast Freddie Highmore ( Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , August Rush ) as Norman Bates, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . He joins Vera Farmiga as Bates' mother (and a boy's best friend), Norma Louise Bates in the project officially described as follows: "Bates Motel" gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates' psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history. "Bates Motel" is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. The script »

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