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Laurence Fishburne and John Malkovich Investigated for 'CSI' Role

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Jul 16, 2008 | 6:20am EDT

Hollywood stars Laurence Fishburne and John Malkovich have been considered as replacements for William Petersen on hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Petersen--one of the show's original cast members--is set to leave his post as crime investigator Gil Grisson midway through the current season, it was announced on Tuesday.

According to reports, Fishburne and Malkovich are both in competition to take on the role.

A spokesperson for the show tells the New York Post, "It's not the end of the show. There's a lot of good stuff coming up. We're looking for a high-profile person to come in (to replace Petersen) as a CSI."

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