There’s word that superstar and comic Eddie Murphy is in early talks to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards next February.  Oscar producer Brett Ratner is reportedly going to pitch members of the Academy on Murphy as the next emcee.

According to, Murphy is “showing interest.”

Brett Ratner has directed the Rush Hour movies.  He’s directed the upcoming crime comedy film “Tower Heist” starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller. It’s produced by Imagine Entertainment and is scheduled to be released in November by Universal Pictures.

Do you think Murphy would make a good Oscars’ host?

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