New Rochelle resident Laurence Fishburne is being heavily courted to become the new lead actor on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
If this report is true, I’m curious to see if Fishburne will take the red pill or the blue pill from CBS.
Personally, I don’t think having Morpheus on the show would be a good idea. According to Reuters, the new character on the show will be a “doctor/scientist outsider to the CSI unit who has the same genetic profile as a serial killer but hasn’t previously acted on any homicidal impulses.”
Sounds like something Fishburne could easily handle, but apparently John Malkovich is being courted too. Fishburne is a terrific actor, but nobody can play a borderline crazy dude better than Malkovich.
Kurt Russell is apparently also being courted for the role but I doubt CBS will give the role to him … unless this new CSI character wears an eye patch and fights racial stereotype villians in the year 1997.
Yes, I have both Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. on DVD at home, so don’t judge me.
(Fishburne: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
(Russell: Ap Photo/20th Century Fox)