"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington is set to play the villain in the next "Call of Duty" video game.
"Kit is an amazing talent, and the consummate pro," said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director, Infinity Ward. "Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces, and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can't wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character."
"Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington's character to life inInfinite Warfare," added Dave Stohl, studio head, Infinity Ward. "It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We're excited about the performance Kit delivered and can't wait to get it out to the public. We're committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth, and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast."
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Kit Harington to play 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' villain
"Testament of Youth" actor Kit Harington poses for a portrait on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 2: Kit Harington seen leaving a hotel on June 2, 2015 in New York City. Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 8: Kit Harington at Good Morning America promoting the new season of HBO's Game of Thrones in New York City on April 8, 2015. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Kit Harington arrives at the Season 5 premier of "Game of Thrones" at the War Memorial Opera House, Monday, March 23, 2015, in San Francisco. (Photo/George Nikitin, Invision/AP)
Actors Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, former MP Dame Shirley Williams, Kit Harington and Jonathan Bailey pose for photographers at the premiere for the film Testament of Youth, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actors Kit Harington, left, and Peter Dinklage arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Kit Harington, and from left, Rose Leslie and John Bradley attend the "Game of Thrones" panel on Day 2 of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kit Harington seen at the Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation Los Angeles Premiere of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Westwood, Calif. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 19: (L-R) David Benioff and Kit Harington participate at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening With "Game of Thrones" panel at the TCL Chinese Theater on March 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 19: Kit Harington poses for a portrait at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening With "Game of Thrones" at the TCL Chinese Theater on March 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Dowling/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
Kit Harington arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
"Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our studio partner's drive to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty," said Tim Ellis, chief marketing officer, Activision. "We challenge ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping, immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year."
"Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" hits shelves on Nov. 4.