Osment back in game with indie 'Giants'
By Borys Kit
1st August 2005
Haley Joel Osment is making
a return to movies, taking a starring role in the indie
coming-of-age feature "Home of the Giants."
Rusty Gorman is writing and
directing, while William R. Greenblatt and Dan Schalk
Set in an Indiana town that
lives for basketball, the story follows a teenager (Osment)
who idolizes one of the town's basketball stars. The
teen and his best pal are befriended by the player,
who ends up being anything but the hero they thought
Charles Grinds is executive
producing the movie, which goes into production early
next month in North Carolina. Sympics International,
whose partners include Greenblatt, Grinds and Greg Harrison,
is partly financing the picture.
Sympics' credits include
the upcoming National Lampoon film "The Trouble
With Frank," with Jon Bon Jovi, Estella Warren
and Cary Elwes.
Osment rose to international
fame through his Oscar-nominated performance in "The
Sixth Sense." He followed that up with starring
turns in "Pay It Forward" and Steven Spielberg's
"A.I. Artificial Intelligence." His most recent
role was in 2003's "Secondhand Lions," opposite
Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.
Osment is repped by Meredith
Fine at Coast to Coast Talent.
Article in The Hollywood Reporter