Laurence Fishburne in Talks for Hannibal

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Actor Laurence Fishburne speaks onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Laurence Fishburne Photo: Kevin Winter/2010 Getty Images

Laurence Fishburne is settling into the "authoritative" phase of his career quite nicely: After bossing around the crew for a little while on CSI and playing Daily Planet chief Perry White in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, Fishburne is circling a role as a high-ranking FBI guy in Hannibal, reports TV Line. The small-screen spinoff of the Silence of the Lambs character will star Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as the FBI agent drawn to him.