Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore Talks Norman Bates in ‘Bates Motel’ Series Premiere

Freddie Highmore Talks Norman Bates in ‘Bates Motel’ Series Premiere

Freddie Highmore, the cute and talented young boy from such films as Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is all grown up and stepping into the very adult role of Alfred Hitchcock's Norman Bates in Bates Motel, which premieres this Monday, March 18th with "First You Dream, Then You Die", only on A&E.

This new drama series is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, and promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother Norma truly is. The series also stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Art of Getting By’ Ditching School Featurette

Gavin Wiesen directs Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts in the romantic summer comedy The Art of Getting By, which revolves around two high schoolers from different sides of the tracks finding a common bond. We have an exclusive look at the film with a new featurette, which offers advice on how to ditch class from the experts themselves, Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts. Check it out below.

The Art of Getting By was released June 17th, 2011.

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Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore Doing ‘Homework’

Two young actors have come aboard for a new high school comedy. Variety is reporting that Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore have joined the cast of Homework.

The film is currently shooting in New York City and also stars Alicia Silverstone, Elizabeth Reaser, Blair Underwood, Rita Wilson, Michael Angarano and Sam Robards. The story centers on Highmore's character, who is strictly opposed to doing homework and who suddenly becomes friends with the girl he has admired from afar (Roberts). It was said that Angarano's character is a recent graduate of the high school while Wilson and Robards will play Highmore's mother and stepfather.

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