'CSI: The Movie' in the pipeline

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London, April 21 (ANI): Former star and current executive producer of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', William Petersen, has confirmed that the show is being turned into a film.

The actor, who played forensic expert Gil Grissom for eight years, recently bowed out of his role.

However, he is still attached to the crime drama series as its executive producer.

CSI has long been rumoured to be made into a movie, but Petersen confirmed it in his latest interview.

"Yes, there will be a movie. I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and how well it's doing," the Telegraph quoted Petersen as telling the Radio Times.

"Usually people leave it until a series has finished - they did that with the X-Files and Sex and the City. But it's about finding the right story - there has got to be a real reason to do it.

"You don't just do it because you want to make money - you do it because there's a story that can't be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI's perspective and the audience wants it. And we can't wait for CSI to end or Grissom will be about 90," he added. (ANI)

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