Vera Farmiga; the star of such films as The Departed, Up in the Air, Orphan, Source Code and Safe House; will be joining the cast of A&E’s 2013 TV Series ‘Bates Motel’, as the notorious Mrs. Bates.
The show is is a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film, Psycho.
The show will depict the events that occurred before Psycho, and how Norman’s mental state came to be.
The character description for Mrs. Bates (a.k.a. Norma Louise) is as follows: abusive, passionate, complicated, often unpredictable, compelling smart and multidimensional.
Norman Bates hasn’t been cast yet, so I’m pretty excited to see who will get that awesome role.