August 6, 2008

Laurence Fishburne Joining CSI

[insert matrix joke here]

Laurence Fishburne Joining CSI

Laurence Fishburne is set to replace William Peterson as star of CSI next season, according to TV Guide. But he won't be the new boss. He'll play a DNA expert who comes into the CSI as an outsider, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler revealed.

Here's the twist: As a DNA expert, he has identified a common profile among serial killers — in his own genes.

Petersen will continue as an executive producer and will do occasional special appearances..

'The Matrix' star Laurence Fishburne is in talks about succeeding William Petersen as the lead actor on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Fishburne's character would be a doctor/scientist who is an outsider and has the same genetic profile as a serial killer.

John Malkovich and Kurt Russell have also been linked to the lead role in the series.

Laurence Fishburne Joining CSI

Posted at August 6, 2008 3:21 PM