Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of IFC's six-episode mini-series The Spoils of Babylon.
This story, told in the same vein as The Winds of War and The Thorn Birds, follows the Morehouse family, who struck it rich in the oil business. We reported last week that Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are starring as Devon Morehouse and Cynthia Morehouse, who now run the family business. Despite Devon being adopted by Cynthia's father Jonas at a young age, both he and Cynthia are fighting romantic feelings they have for one another. Haley Joel Osment is playing Winston, Cynthia's conniving son who begins to insert himself into the family business.
Matt Piedmont (Casa de Mi Padre) is directing all six episodes and co-writing the scripts with Andrew Steele. Will Ferrell, who also stars as fictional author Eric Jonrosh, is executive producing alongside Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, and Andrew Steele. The series will debut in late 2013.
Haley Joel Osment, best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in the 1999 thriller The Sixth Sense, has a recurring role on the Amazon pilot Alpha House.