Haley Joel Osment is to portray a Nazi in a new movie.
The ‘Sixth Sense’ star is to appear as a Hitler Youth in ‘Truth and Treason’, which is based on a group of young political campaigners.
Haley, 20, explained to MTV: “It’s a true story. Some teenage members of theHitler Youth in 1941 were listening to secret BBC broadcasts on the radio.
“They were picking up the BBC in Hamburg, and they were hearing all these things about the war that obviously the Nazi propaganda machine wasn’t relating to the public, and they ultimately rebelled and started a pamphlet campaign against Hitler.”
Osment’s character, Helmuth Hener, thought he could change things “not with guns but words,” and was the youngest resistance fighter to be sentenced to death by Nazi Germany’s so-called ‘People’s Court’, the Volksgerichtshof, after being tried as an adult at the age of 17.
Helmuth was executed by guillotine but his cohorts, Rudulf Wobbe and Karl-Heinz Schnibbe, were sentenced to several years in a prison camp.
Karl-Heinz has been consulting on the film, and the young actor describes him as a “fascinating, fascinating man.”
Shooting on the film is set to begin early next year