July 17, 2009 at 10:57 AM EDT

Ed Helms — star of NBC’s The Office and summer box-office smash The Hangover — has picked his next project: He’ll appear in Cedar Rapids, a comedy produced by Sideways director Alexander Payne, according to Variety. The report says that Helms’ character is set to be a “sad-sack insurance agent who goes to an industry convention to try to save the jobs of his colleagues.”

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