The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Bret Ratner is going to “step down” (or be “pushed down” and have it be said he “stepped down” as this years Oscar producer:
Director Brett Ratner is planning to step down as Oscar producer, a source close to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tells The Hollywood Reporter. The source says a decision has been made and the Academy will make an announcement shortly.
Calls to the Academy were not returned.
All this is coming after Ratners half-hearted apology yesterday over offending audience members at a screening of his new movie “The Heist” when during a question and answer session when asked what rehearsals are like, Ratner declared “rehearsal’s for fags”.
Bye Bye Brett!