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Hide the butcher knives: There's a new Norman Bates in town!
English actor Freddie Highmore has been cast as the budding serial killer in A&E's upcoming Psycho prequel Bates Motel, E! has confirmed. (TV Guide broke the news of his casting.) The 20-year-old actor, best known for his roles in family-friendly flicks like Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will take an edgier turn in his latest project, an origin story for the infamous innkeeper who preferred to go about his killing while wearing Mother's clothes.