Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have signed a deal to produce the 89th Academy Awards which are set to air on ABC on February 26th.
De Luca used to run New Line and has since become a producing veteran with recent hits like “Captain Phillips” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Todd worked with De Luca on the “Austin Powers” franchise and has been a producer of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” films.
Jimmy Kimmel, whose name has been floated as a potential host, is also said to be out of the running. Who will MC the ceremony remains the big question as the appointment is usually made by this point.