Alfred Hitchcock must be rolling over in his grave right now!
Not because he hates Bates Motel — the A&E prequel to his critically adored thriller, Psycho — but because being stuck in the same pine box for thirty-plus years sounds totes uncomfortable!
We think he's due for a repositioning, LOLz!!
Above ground, meanwhile, the lovely Vera Farmiga and her adorbzies TV son Freddie Highmore star as Momma Bates and loving son Norman in a super-scurry modern retelling of the creepiest story ever put to paper!
Ch-ch-check out six mysterious minutes from the Bates Motel premiere (above)!
Like what you see?
Watch the series premiere on Monday, March 18… if you dare!!
Anyone who has ever wondered what happened to that adorable kid from Finding Neverland and Tim Burton's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is about to get one HELLUVA rude awakening!
Because apparently, he grows up to be the serial killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho!
But in the upcoming A&E prequel mini-series, Bates Motel, the now-very-grown-up Freddie Highmore takes on the role made famous by Anthony Perkins as a teenager, with Vera Farmiga portraying his eventually-very-skeletal mother!
Two thumbs way up to whoever came up with this! We're all kinds of impressed with this casting decision.
By the summer, production will begin on The Drummer, a biopic following the life of Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys. As Aaron Eckhart has already been pegged for the lead, the rest of the cast is starting to fall into place. Vera Farmiga will be taking the role of Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, who had an infamous, passionate love affair with Dennis and was known to be his muse.