Ratner strikes, it appears. Nikki Finke has the scoop at Deadline:
This Tuesday, a confab is scheduled for Oscar producer Brett Ratner to tell the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences whom he wants to host the Oscars. I’ve learned that Ratner will offer one name to Academy President Tom Sherak: Eddie Murphy. This is by no means a done deal yet, but this is a first step – though a lot more steps have to happen before this becomes a reality.
Reportedly the actor is “showing interest,” but what do you think? Would this be a good fit or a distasteful “Tower Heist” commercial?
[Photo: The Guardian]