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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.

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Tuesday Odds and Ends

-Blast Radius welcomed Team Detroit alum James Robinson as an ACD in Portland and brought on Jake Brown as strategy director in New York.

-Facebook has shelled out around $40K to hackers as part of its “bug bounty” security initiative. link

-Since we’re on a fashion kick today, let’s celebrate 100 years of style in East London with some help from The Viral Factory, shall we (above)?

-Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales is among the keynote speakers at next months’ OMMA Global event in New York. link

-Morgan James joined Chicago/Santa Monica prodco Optimus as animation director.

-HTC’s new design chief has big plans. link

-Kenji Summers‘ Passport Project has chosen its first grant recipient. link; link

-Rich Siegel recalls his days of working on the Apple account. link