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Haley Joel Osment Will Star in Sci-Fi Mystery 'I'll Follow You Down'

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Feb 09, 2012 | 7:12am EST

Haley Joel OsmentHaley Joel Osment talked to ghosts and did nice things for strangers. But that's more or less all we've seen him do (not counting that time he was a robot...but let's just not talk about that). After a lengthy absence from the spotlight, Osment is taking the starring role in a new science fiction mystery titled I'll Follow You Down. In the film, directed by Richie Mehta (Amal), will take Osment's character on a quest to understand what happened to his missing scientist father.

Osment's last big film was almost ten years ago. He starred among Michael Caine and Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions, a followup to the young actor's Sixth Sense and Pay It Forward acclaim. In recent years, Osment has been in a couple of projects that never won a great deal of attention. Now twenty-three years-old, Osment might be kicking off his adult acting career with this new sci-fi mystery.

Since many of us haven't seen the actor in quite some time, we have no idea what to prepare for with this new role. Is adult Osment just a larger version of the wide-eyed, good-natured young chap who rode Dorothy Harris' schoolbus and sang in an all-bear country band? Or will he surprise us with a completely new style? What is your Osmentality on the issue?

Source: Deadline

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