Haley Joel Osment’s biggest role to date as the ghost whisperer Cole Sear in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense will likely precede him his entire professional life. His performance was undoubtedly mindblowing for such a young actor. But to shake the shackles of the cute kid persona, he’s making leaps towards establishing a long-term career. Most recently he took a supporting role in Kevin Smith’s horror-comedy, Tusk, and next month he’ll be heading up his own comedy in Sex Ed.
The story revolves around the life of Osment’s teacher, Ed Cole. After he bags his first job at a middle school, it soon dawns on him that the youngsters he’s assigned to teach have no idea about sexual education. Despite suffering a bit of dry spell in the shag department, Cole takes on the responsibility and sets about schooling his tribe on the human body, intercourse, and loads of other things he’s no clue about.
The first footage here shows Osment as an inherently likeable chap, who’s only trying to do what’s best. On hand to help him are Lamorne Morris (New Girl) as his friend Bobby and Retta (Parks and Recreation) as his local bartender. As supporting characters, they duly add the required quips to support Cole’s woes.
Directing the pic is first-time feature helmer, Isaac Feder, whose resume includes a handful of documentary shorts. He’ll be working from a script by Bill Kennedy, a long-time writer on House Of Cards.
Sex Ed lands in theatres and on VOD November 7th, 2014. Head on over to Yahoo and check out the trailer. We’ll update this post when an embed becomes available.
When Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school, he quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn’t exactly equipped to teach them – he’s not exactly experienced romantically. And he’s falling in love with the older sister of one of his students. But Eddie goes off lesson plan anyway, delving into the world of menstrual cycles and sexually transmitted infections, and in doing so, incurs the wrath of the local reverend.