We've got two things to talk about on the CSI
world tonight. One's on departing CSI: NY
producer Peter Lenkov, talking about his plans on the upcoming reboot of Hawaii Five-O.
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But first, we've got CSI
's Laurence Fishburne, who talked about his one-man theater show Thurgood
, which kicks off in Washington D.C. tomorrow. It's a role he's done before -- he performed the show on Broadway two years back -- but he tells The Washington Post
that doing it in the nation's capital gives it a completely different vibe.
"To get to play in the Eisenhower by myself -- playing Thurgood Marshall? What? What? It's bigger than Broadway for me," he said.
Fishburne also thinks him playing the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court brings out a different side in him. "I'm always wearing the tragic mask, and Thurgood had this incredible sense of humor," he said. "He was a terrific raconteur, a champion storyteller. People don't know how funny I can be, and I get to make people laugh all through the show."
And he thinks this sort of thing will define him more than that other film he's best known for, The Matrix
. "I mean, can I be 70 years old and thinking about kung fu kicks? Come on!" he said.
Now, to Peter Lenkov, who left CSI: NY
to work on the Hawaii Five-O
remake, which is due in the fall. He tells The Suburban
that he took on the project because of its connections to his father:
"It was my dad's favorite show. That's primarily why I took the gig," he said.
The one thing he promises to keep in the reboot, which features Alex O'Laughlin, Daniel Dae Kim and Scott Caan: the infamous "book 'em, Danno" line. But of course -- it was his dad's favorite show!