Haley Joel Osment Is All Grown Up In New Sci-Fi Mystery

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We see dead people.

Okay, not actually dead. But if you've been searching for Haley Joel Osment in recent years, you might be forgiven for thinking his career was dead given how little he's been doing. Hey, growing up is a full time job.

Now that he's a man, though, Osment is back in the game — and according to Deadline, he's about to star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "I'll Follow You Down."

Not that Osment ever really got out of the business entirely; for the last few years he's wisely been keeping himself on the radar by doing some cool video game voiceover work while avoiding the dreaded child actor jinx. Now he's ready to step back in front of the camera for what Deadline is describing as "the story of a scientist who mysteriously disappears after a business trip, only to have his son Erol, played by Osment, make an eerie discovery about his whereabouts, several years later."

"Ill Follow You Down" producer Lee Kim thinks the story by writer/director Richie Mehta is the perfect vehicle for Osment's comeback.

"Richie has penned a script that tells an emotionally charged, thrilling story while staying true to the sci-fi genre," said Kim. "Our main challenge was to find the right actor to play the lead role of Erol – one that requires the perfect balance of innocence, honesty and intelligence; Haley provides just that."

Welcome back to the land of the living, Haley.