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Remember Haley Joel Osment, the adorable/creepy kid from The Sixth Sense and Pay It Forward? He’s making a comeback in Sassy Pants and trying his darndest to make a new impression on a public that hasn’t seen him in a feature film since 2003 when he starred Secondhand Lions.
In the new independent comedy, he plays Chip, a young, hard-partying gay man who forms a relationship with his much older boyfriend’s naïve daughter. The bold career move reminds me of Macaulay Culkin, another former child star who tried to make the difficult transition into adult stardom by reemerging in edgy projects like Party Monster and the religious comedy Saved!. While it didn’t exactly work for Culkin, hopefully Osment’s makes a much more successful re-introduction on Jan. 28, the day when Sassy Pants premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Written and directed by Coley Sohn, »
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It has been 13 (gasp!) years since Haley Joel Osment saw ghosts in "The Sixth Sense," and he's proving he's all grown-up in the trailer for "Sassy Pants." Osment resurfaces in this indie as the boyfriend of Diedrich Bader, whose estranged daughter (Ashley Rickards of "Awkward" fame) seeks him out to get away from her overbearing, home-schooling mother. Osment doesn't seem to be the sassy-seated title character (sorry, fans of Sassy Gay Friend), but he does rock some very short cut-offs. And the potential for advice to the clueless heroine is huge. The film marks the debut of writer-director Coley Sohn and will have its world premiere Jan. 28 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Osment, whose last major film was 2003's "Secondhand Lions," will also star in the upcoming thriller "Wake the Dead," based on the Steve Niles graphic novel of the same name. He'll play a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, »
- Sharon Knolle
It has been some time since we've seen Haley Joel Osment. The Sixth Sense star practically went into hiding after 2003's Secondhand Lions, saving us all from watching his awkward stage unfold across the big screen like so many child stars before him. (Thank you, Haley.) Instead, Osment smartly sidestepped the spotlight, went to college, and took to voice acting, making only the occasional film appearance in a couple of movies you've likely never heard of. But now he's back and all grown up in the trailer for writer-director Coley Sohn's debut feature Sassy Pants. Based on the Sohn's award-winning comedic short "Boutenniere," Sassy Pants centers on the coming-of-age tale of Bethany Pruitt (Awkward star Ashley Rickards), a home-schooled teen who is desperately seeking freedom from the overbearing parenting of her sweet but smothering single-mom (Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn). So, she runs off to live with her absentee »
Though he hasn't done much in the vein of acting in nearly a decade (his last high profile film was Secondhand Lions in 2003), it looks like Haley Joel Osment is on the verge of a grown-up comeback. We've previously heard that Osment was looking to return to the big screen a couple other projects, but it looks like we might see his return in a film called Sassy Pants. In the film about a teenage girl (Ashley Rickards) with a gay dad (Diedrich Bader) and overbearing mom, who is trying to get a job and go away to college, Osment plays the father's young boyfriend Chip Hardy sporting cut-off jean shorts. Watch below! Here's the trailer for Coley Sohn's quirky comedy Sassy Pants courtesy of THR: Coley Sohn wrote and directed Sassy Pants which marks the return of child star Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) to the big »
- Ethan Anderton
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