(LOS ANGELES) -- Brett Ratner has been chosen to produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast, accompanied by veteran Oscar show producer Don Mischer.
Ratner is most famously known for directing movies including Rush Hour and X-Men: The Last Stand. His next film to hit theaters will be the big-budget action comedy Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, Tom Sherak, made the announcement Thursday.
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