There’s not a ton to this story… Brett Ratner is producing the Oscars, and apparently Brett Ratner has offered the Oscars hosting gig to Eddie Murphy. Nothing shocking at all about the choice, given their collaboration on Tower Heist, and Murphy’s general need for a career pick-me-up.

So it’s not a done deal, but is as likely as not that well see the 84th Oscars hosted by Eddie Murphy.

So what do you think? Billy Crystal has been keen on the gig for a while (and will apparently be¬†incorporated, if not as the host), but Eddie Murphy is a new name. Would you expect better ratings to result? Is there even a chance Murphy’s “performance” would have any teeth?

The comments below are open and gaping, ready for your thoughts below. Let’s get a chat going…

Source | Deadline