Eddie Murphy’s Oscar Duties Already Paying Dividends for ‘A

With the November release of ‘Tower Heist’ and his gig as host of the 2012 Academy Awards, the next six months are already shaping up as The Eddie Murphy Comeback Tour. Hoping to take advantage of Murphy’s soon-to-be-burgeoning-once-again starpower? Paramount. Deadline reports that the studio has moved the Murphy-led dramedy ‘A Thousand Words’ to March 23, 2012, less than a month after the awards. The idea, per studio sources, is to capitalize on the “heat” Murphy gets from the Oscars, though that could end up backfiring: March 23, 2012 is also when ‘The Hunger Games’ is set for release. May the odds be ever in your favor, Eddie! [Deadline]

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