Brian Grazer is the new producer for the Oscars 2012, which just goes to show how quickly things happen in this town. Brett Ratner just resigned the post after his controversial homophobic statement at a Tower Heist Q&A on Sunday. Eddie Murphy also just quit as the host saying, “I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”
Grazer is a heavyweight and has co-produced movies with partner Ron Howard, such as A Beautiful Mind, and Apollo 13. He’s also responsible for TV shows like Arrested Development, 24 and Friday Night Lights. And now he’ll be working with producer Don Mischer on the telecast of the awards show. About this new development, Grazer had this to say, “It’s very gratifying to be part of a show that honors excellence in the medium to which I have devoted so much of my career. Don is a legend, and I am excited to work with him.”
Now all the need is a new host. Word is that he’s trying to convince Eddie Murphy to change his mind, so stay tuned.
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