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Monday, August 18, 2008

It's Official: Morpheus Joins the Las Vegas Crime Lab

Well, after weeks of speculation, the producers of CSI have decided to take the red pill.

Today, it was announced that Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast of CSI. Fishburne's character will be filling the very big shoes of Gil Grissom. William Peterson, who played Grissom, figured that after 9 years it was time to move on.

Fishburne's character - who hasn't been named yet - is a former pathologist turned college lecturer who's focused on why people commit acts of violence. In the big twist, it turns out his study on the "why" of violence boils down to the fact that he has the exact same psychological profile as a serial killer...but isn't one.

Grissom phased out and Fishburn's character introduced over a 10-episode arc next season.

Fishburne is, of course, a highly acclaimed actor...he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It? But, to the geeks like me, he'll always be Morpheus in The Matrix Trilogy.

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