Movie News

Eddie Murphy to host 2012 Oscars!?

Movie News
@http://www.twitter.com/ashkimo

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

So much for all that talk of Billy Crystal returning to do the waltz with the golden boy; according to Deadline, Eddie Murphy may be next year’s Oscars host.

How did this happen? Well, filmmaker Brett Ratner is producing the telecast and just worked with Murphy on “Tower Heist” and.. well you can guess the rest. Apparently Ratner, who is also directing the new Murphy-led “Beverly Hills Cop 4″, is telling the powers-that-be on Tuesday that Murphy is the guy he wants for the big show.

An insider (?) tells Nikki Finke, “Nobody knows movies better or is a bigger cinephile than Eddie. Not Brett. Not even Quentin Tarantino. Eddie can quote scenes from every single movie word for word,” an insider tells me. “He can bring all that experience to hosting. Plus he has Saturday Night Live experience before a live crowd. And worldwide the biggest crossover comedians are Will Smith and Eddie Murphy.”

So what do you think? Is Murphy the man for the job? and if so, any chance he can dust off some of his old material……?

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Ashleigh Hill-Buxton

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

Diablo Cody on Barbie writing duties

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
selfless

Trailer : Self/Less

Caffeinated ClintMarch 5, 2015
littleboy

Trailer : Little Boy

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
biggame

Trailer : Big Game

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
redmayne

Redmayne, Vikander in The Danish Girl out November 27

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
avengers__age_of_ultron_wallpaper_widescreen_by_timetravel6000v2-d7v68l5-620x400

Trailer : Avengers : Age of Ultron

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
ExMachina_Payoff_hires2 - Copy

Trailer: Ex Machina

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 4, 2015
Steve-Martin

Steve Martin joins Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 4, 2015
krampus

Scott, Collette set for Dougherty’s Krampus

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015

Login

Lost your password?