B.J. Novak (The Office) is in negotiations to play one of the soldiers in Inglorious Bastards, Quentin Tarantino's latest project about a band of misguided U.S. soldiers who redeem themselves by heading into dangerous, Nazi-occupied France.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Novak is expected to play PFC Utivich, described as a soldier of slight build who comes from New York.

Novak joins Eli Roth, who recently boarded the project. Brad Pitt is in talks to play the leader of the band of fighters.

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Inglorious Bastards is expected to shoot in the fall in Europe.