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CoD: Black Ops signs Hollywood Talent

Gary Oldman, Ed Harris join cast

Activision's announced the Hollywood talent it's signed up for sure-fire hit, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Award-winning actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris have joined the cast of Treyarch's shooter, with David S. Goyer also coming on board to provide script consultation and story development support.


Oldman, known for his work in The Professional, Dracula and Batman: The Dark Knight, will reprise his role as Viktor Reznov from Call of Duty: World at War. Meanwhile Harris, best known for his roles in films like The Abyss, A History of Violence and Apollo 13, will play one of the game's main characters, CIA operative Jason Hudson.

Filmmaker David S. Goyer's writing credits include Batman: Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Blade and the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel.

"Oldman, Harris and Goyer are considered some of Hollywood's finest talents and they perfectly complement Call of Duty: Black Ops' ambitious and immersive single player experience," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch, of the signings.

"Their contributions have helped us to push the boundaries of our story telling and character development far beyond anything we have ever attempted before in the franchise."

Black Ops' multiplayer mode was revealed at a Los Angeles event last week. Read our hands-on Call of Duty: Black Ops preview for the lowdown.