Freddie Highmore, is an amazing actor. I think this kid is really going places and always have. As much as I like him, I’m really not sure how I feel about him playing Norman Bates. Do I think he has the acting chops to reach outside his safe zone as adorable characters like August Rush and Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Of course I do; but I’d much rather see someone more creepy. Like that kid who plays Tate in American Horror Story, Evan Peters. That guy freaks me the funk out!
Regardless, I’m looking forward to this project because I like the idea behind it, and I’m also a Carlton Cuse fan. More than that, I’m a fan of Vera Farmiga; and with her playing Norman’s mother, I’m sure we’ll have two great actors bringing a lot to the A&E series.
We’ll keep you posted as more news comes in on the Bates Motel project here at DFAT.