Harvey Keitel Joining Criminal Minds


Harvey Keitel is in talks to join the cast of the CBS drama “Criminal Minds.” He’ll be replacing Mandy Patinkin, who quit abruptly last month because of what he termed “creative differences.”

Following Patinkin’s exit, the show’s producers launched an exhaustive search for a big-name actor to play a new central character. “Minds,” revolving around the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, returns for a third season in the fall.

On the big screen, Keitel next reprises his role in the sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets.