Fishburne to CSI

August 6, 2008

With William Peterson already announcing that he will be leaving his most famous role, Gil Grissom,  on CSI the search is on for a replacement.  The latest rumor has Matrix star Laurence Fishburne up for the lead role on the CBS crime drama.

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.

The show has already seen some of it’s original cast leave and Peterson did take a leave to perform in a play a few seasons ago.  the show would be different without Grissom leading the crew, but I think Fishburne has a strong enough personality to give the show a nice shakeup to bring back some of the freshness it seems to lack now.

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