Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring) in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates, and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Norman star alongside Max Thieriot (Disconnect, “Texas Rising”), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises).The 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards just recently nominated Farmiga and Highmore for Best Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.“Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years.Meanwhile, Norma and Alex are going through the nuptial routine.Clearly distracted by Norman’s situation, she takes their wedding about as seriously as picking up a gallon of milk. Norman talks around the specifics, but clearly blames his mother.Ray Liotta will play Lorca, who survived the Alamo and wants revenge.Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays “Deaf” Smith, a Texas Ranger veteran with advanced consumption.Thomas Jane was cast as James Wykoff, a homesteader in hostile Indian territory.Olivier Martinez plays Mexico’s tyrannaical President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Max Thieriot plays the youngest Texas Ranger Jack Hays.
It also stars Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rapaport and Max Thieriot. Dirk Hoogstra, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Julian P. “It’s exciting to be back working with History and Bill Paxton, a team that made television history with ‘Hatfields & Mc Coys,’” said Greif.It’s about making a good project and what I think is a good film. I mean, obviously everyone is going to have an opinion. I think that definitely is a positive thing for our film. You started off in the family action film “Catch That Kid” when you were about 15 and later went on to play a role in a darker film like “Chole.” Do you feel that evolution or does it happen naturally for you? I still want to branch out more and do a little bit of everything. Does that motivate you to work harder or is it overwhelming at times? Sure, I had my doubts doing a genre film, but I find “HATES” to be very different. But it’s difficult at my age because I’m kind of an in-between. She rests her head on his shoulder, and Carbonell has a great moment in which his eyes express Alex’s fascinated need to save her. Highmore’s performance is more aggressive this season, more like Anthony Perkins. Norma, who recently discovered that she can’t even call Norman for 72 hours, is cutting something in the kitchen, which gives me a flash of her killing Alex to get enough money to afford Norman’s expensive health care. Alex takes her out for dinner while Norman is eating at Pineview.Norma Bates (mother/aunt)†Norman Bates (half-brother/cousin)†John Massett (legal father)Sam Bates (stepfather)†Caleb Calhoun (father/uncle)†Francine Calhoun (grandmother)†Ray Calhoun (grandfather)Alex Romero (stepfather)Emma Decody (wife)Kate Massett (daughter)Will Decody (father-in-law) Ethan Chang (friend/accomplice)†Remo Wallace (friend/accomplice)Gil Turner (boss)†Zane Morgan (boss)†Jodi Morgan (boss/love interest)†Gunner (ex-co-worker, ex-roommate)Omar (co-worker)Chuck (accomplice)†Iggy (accomplice)†Sid (accomplice)† Dylan Massett is the half-brother/cousin of Norman Bates and the son of Norma Bates, conceived from incestuous acts forced upon her by her brother Caleb Calhoun.