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Laurence Fishburne in for NBC’s Hannibal

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18:  Actor  Laurence Fishburne attends the Paul Simon Songbook to Benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center gala concert & dinner at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Charles Eshelman/Getty Images)

Laurence Fishburne has officially joined the cast of NBC's upcoming drama Hannibal. He'll recur as the head of the FBI's behavioral science unit (the same character Scott Glenn played in Silence of the Lambs). Fishburne's last TV gig was on CSI, so he's had plenty of time to master "gruff cop who hates murderers" faces and stuff.

Photo: Charles Eshelman/Getty Images