Laurence Fishburne In Talks To Replace William Petersen on CSI

by | August 8, 2008 at 1:01 PM | TV News

Ann M. Murray

William Petersen’s planned exit from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation surprised viewers and led to speculation as to who would be his replacement. Several A-list names like John Malkovich and Kurt Russell were initially thrown around, but it looks like Laurence Fishburne of Matrix fame is a top contender for the role. He’s currently in talks with producers to possibly portray a research doctor who joins the forensic team and who hides a dark secret: he shares a serial killer’s forensic profile, but hasn’t acted on his murderous instincts. How very Dexter!

Get more info on the search for Petersen’s replacement on Fancast.
Check out some of Fishburne’s award-winning roles.