Haley Joel Osment Sees Something New--"Sex Ed"

7/18/2010 Posted by Admin

Haley Joel Osment Sees Something New--"Sex Ed"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

While he once was seeing dead people, actor Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense," "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence") will be checking out something else for his next project.

Osment, according to the The Hollywood Reporter, has signed on the lead role in the comedy "Sex Ed" for MPCA and Aperture Entertainment.

The story follows a college graduate who dreams of teaching high school Algebra. Due to budget cuts, though, he ends up teaching sexual education--a bit of a problem as he's still a virgin. He soon befriends a mentor in a blues bar, a ruthless enemy in the local PTA, and a gorgeous Polish love interest for whom English is a distant second language.

Isaac Feder, who has helmed commercials as well as shorts, is directing the coming-of-age tale the script by Billy Kennedy.

Osment, who became a star with "The Sixth Sense," hasn't appeared in a film since 2007's "Home of the Giants."

Either way, I think this project has potential to be hilarious and Osment seems to be a nice fit for the part. Although he hasn't done much work at all since "The Sixth Sense," this could be his chance to show everyone that he is more than just a child success.

I think he will do well here--he has flashed some comedic chops in the past, but nothing of this caliber, but this could be the perfect was for Osment to break out of that “child actor” mold that so many people remember him by.

The project will film later this year.

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  1. YesiG said...

    Weird I was watching secondhand lions on tv earlier and wondered what he's been up to? Well glad to hear he's back doing movies and opening up to a more comic type movie.