It’s a casting curveball that no one really expected – former ‘Sixth Sense’ child star Haley Joel Osment appears to be playing a Nazi spiv in new movie ‘Yoga Hosers’.
Having piled on the pounds, he was snapped on the film’s set in downtown Los Angeles standing on a soap box for the scene.
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Giving what looks suspiciously like the Nazi salute, the 26-year-old actor stands in front of a novel collage which looks to be depicting the Nazi party’s ‘final solution’ using beavers.
But the movie, directed by Kevin Smith, was always going to be an odd proposition.
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The ‘Clerks’ helmsman has employed Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose and his own daughter Harley Quinn in the lead roles as 15-year-old convenience store workers and yoga enthusiasts who are pitted against an ancient evil rising from beneath the earth’s crust in Manitoba, Canada.
The action-adventure – doubtless with its tongue lodged firmly in the cheek – also stars Depp as a legendary man-hunter.
Justin Long, Tony Hale and Tarantino regular Michael Parks also star.
Osment’s current career choices are certainly proving intriguing – and this movie appears to be no exception.
After making his break as the boy who saw dead people in ‘The Sixth Sense’, he scored huge roles in Spielberg’s ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ and then ‘Pay It Forward’, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
Then after ‘A.I.’, he limited his acting work to mostly voice-overs, but last year he re-emerged, in the Will Ferrell-produced comedy miniseries ‘The Spoils of Babylon’, and as a reporter in the political satire series ‘Alpha House’.
He also stars in Smith’s most recent release, the horror-meets-black-comedy ‘Tusk’, due out later this year.
Here he is in the trailer for his 2012 comedy 'Sassy Pants'...
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