Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue, 48, will join the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (the original Las Vegas version) as a regular beginning with the February 15th episode.
Shue will play a character who has recently been to an anger management course and there are rumors that she had a previous run-in with Ted Danson's D.B. Russell who reportedly fired her when she worked for him in Seattle.
“While it’s difficult to say goodbye to a beloved character like Catherine Willows, it’s exciting to start a journey with a new CSI, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue,” said executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. “The new CSI also struggles with ‘brutal honesty issues’ and suffers no fools.” (The Willows character, played by Marg Helgenberger, exits at the end of the season 11.)
“Elisabeth’s character will share a past, in another crime lab, with Ted Danson’s character (D.B. Russell),” said executive producer Don McGill. “The first time things didn’t go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time’s the charm, or not.”
Shue’s film credits include “Leaving Las Vegas,” which earned her an Academy Award nomination, “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Deconstructing Harry,” “Mysterious Skin,” “Hollow Man,” “The Karate Kid.”
She also stars in the upcoming film from Relativity Media, “House at the End of the Street,” starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence and scheduled for April 2012, and is currently filming Fox 2000’s “Of Men And Mavericks,” with director Curtis Henson and starring opposite Gerard Butler.
On television, Shue has appeared in “Call to Glory” and has had guest-starring roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Dream On.”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation airs Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on CBS.