Haley Joel Osment joins Kevin Smith horror Tusk

Kevin Smith has added another name to the cast of Tusk, with Deadline revealing that the indie filmmaker has plucked The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment out of the post-child star abyss to join Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Live Free or Die Hard), Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained) and Genesis Rodriguez (Casa de mi Padre, The Last Stand) in the cast of the low-budget horror.

Tusk tells the story of a podcaster (Long) who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer (Parks). Osment will play Parks’ best friend, who joins forces with his buddy’s girlfriend (Rodriguez) to try and track him down. The film is set to go into production next month, with Smith intending to premiere it at Sundance in January.