Hollywood: Laurence Fishburne Joins Cast of CSI

Emmy Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne was revealed as the latest addition to the CBS’ series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation today. Replacing outgoing CSI star William Petersen, Fishburne will be introduced in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season according to CBS. “I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of `CSI,'” Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he looked forward to a “wonderful collaboration” with those involved in the series. Fishburne plays a college lecturer and former pathologist who is focused on why people commit acts of violence. Fishburne, 47, received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in 1993’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and a Tony in 1992 for “Two Trains Running.” He was a Tony nominee this year for the one-man show, “Thurgood,” about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. His film credits include the “Matrix” sci-fi films, in which he played Morpheus; “Apocalypse Now”; “The Color Purple”; “Mystic River”; “21”; “Akeelah and the Bee”; and “Biker Boyz.” He also is a writer and director.


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