Haley Joel Osment Joins Will Ferrell’s IFC Epic Miniseries ‘The Spoils of Babylon’

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In a perfect world, there’d be an entire television show dedicated to Haley Joel Osment’s imitation of Rob McElhenney‘s character Mac on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. But until that day happens, Will Ferrell has, thankfully, realized that the Sixth Sense star has some serious comedic chops and has cast him in his upcoming IFC miniseries The Spoils of Babylon. Osment’s rep has confirmed the casting news to Hollywood.com. 

Osment will star alongside Ferrell (who created the show with his frequent collaborator Adam McKay), Kristen Wiig, and Tobey Maguire in the six-part “adaptation” of the epic saga about the lives of a wealthy oil family the Morehouses over the span of centuries. Osment, now 25-years-old (if you want to let that sink in) will play Wiig’s troubled son in the project. 

The Spoils of Babylon, which is written by SNL‘s Andrew Steele and directed Casa de mi Padre‘s Matt Piedmont, is slated to air on IFC later this year. 

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