Letzte Woche hatten wir erst über die Möglichkeit berichtet, jetzt ist es amtlich: Laurence Fishburne übernimmt die Hauptrolle in der forensischen Krimiserie CSI. Hier der Wortlaut der CBS-Pressemeldung:
Oscar nominee and Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) has officially joined the cast of the CBS Paramount Network Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television series, »CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,« on the CBS Television Network. His character will debut in this season’s ninth episode.
Fishburne will play a former pathologist who is now working as an itinerant college lecturer, teaching a course in criminalistics. His focus is on understanding criminal behavior, how and why people commit acts of violence – tendencies he disturbingly sees within himself. In the course of a murder investigation, he comes into contact with the CSI team and ultimately joins the Las Vegas Crime Lab as a Level-1 CSI.
»CBS asked us, ›Who’s at the top of your dream list?‹ say CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. »Without hesitation, we said Laurence Fishburne. He is a powerful and intense actor, with an incredible range. We had the opportunity to see Mr. Fishburne in ›Thurgood‹ on Broadway a few weeks ago, and it was a truly profound experience. The actor disappeared and Thurgood Marshall was standing there on the stage. Mr. Fishburne is also a talented writer and director. If you distill ›CSI‹ down to its essence, it’s a collaboration-and we are so looking forward to collaborating with Mr. Fishburne. For all of us at CSI, this is truly a dream.«
Bild: Laurence Fishburne 2006, aus der Wikipedia