B.J. Novak in Talks for Inglorious Bastards


“The Office” star B.J. Novak is in talks to play one of the soldiers in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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

Casting is being finalized on the Weinstein Company-Universal “Bastards,” which is expected to shoot in the fall in Europe and wrap in time for a potential Cannes debut in May.

Brad Pitt is in talks to play Aldo Raine, leader of a rogue band of Jewish-American soldiers who wreak havoc on the bad guys in Nazi-occupied France.

Eli Roth is in talks to play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz.