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‘Fargo’ Villain Takes on Role of ‘The Replacer’ in Latest ‘Black Ops II’ Promo

Like a less-slick, self-assured version of Harvey Keitel‘s “The Wolf” from Pulp Fiction, actor Peter Stormare, who you might remember from playing Steve Buscemi‘s even sleazier partner-in-crime in Fargo or to a lesser extent, “Slippery Pete” on Seinfeld, stars as “The Replacer” in 72andSunny’s latest lengthy effort for Activision. This time, agency and client team up to promote the latter’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Revolution, which will come equipped with new multiplayer apps, a new weapon and even a zombie mode to play undead.

In the two-and-a-half minute clip above, we find that “The Replacer” is actually a way more charitable character than Wolf, lending his services to a variety of gamers, whether a frustrated, domesticated type, an expecting parent, a guy on a blind date, a landscaper or even a zoo cleaner. The intensity of previous Call of Duty clips has supplanted by comedy, and we kinda welcome the change of pace. And plus, we have a soft spot for Stormare, a man who’s played bit/supporting roles in more movies than we can count.  Credits after the jump.

Chief Creative Officer: Glenn Cole
Executive Creative Director: Frank Hahn
Creative Director, Writer: Josh Fell
Creative Director, Designer: Rey Andrade
Lead Writer: Zach Hilder
Writer: Matt Spicer
Designer: Will Lindberg
Designer: Nicky Veltman
Director of Film Production: Sam Baerwald
Senior Film Producer: Dan Ruth
Production Company: Hungry Man
Director: Wayne McClammy
Executive Producer: Dan Duffy, Kevin Byrne
Line Producer: Nate Young
Director of Photography: Tim Ives

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Assitant Editor: Andy Trecki
Producer: Ali Reed
Executive producer: Nicole Visram

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Executive Producer: Robert Owens

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Executive Producer: Matthew Marquis
Head of Production:  Scott Siegal
Producer: JR Tuason
Art Director:  Kenneth Robbin
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