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Brad Pitt & 'Plan B' Co-Founder Brad Grey Part Ways

Brad Pitt & 'Plan B' Co-Founder Brad Grey Part Ways

Brad Pitt and Paramount CEO Brad Grey will be ending their longstanding business relationship at the end of the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 49-year-old actor joined forces with Mr. Grey back in 2002 when they formed the production company Plan B, along with his then wife Jennifer Aniston. The company will reportedly head to New Regency after exiting Paramount when its deal ends in 2013.

Tensions were formed between Plan B and Paramount during the troubled production of Brad‘s movie World War Z and there was reportedly a dispute between the two companies when Plan B didn’t offer Paramount an opportunity to finance and distribute 12 Years a Slave.

No word yet on how this will affect the upcoming sequel to World War Z, which just found its director in The Impossible‘s Juan Antonio Bayona. While we don’t know yet if Brad will star in the movie, he is set to be a producer.

Pictured inside: Pitt and Grey together over the years at various events.

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694 Responses to “Brad Pitt & 'Plan B' Co-Founder Brad Grey Part Ways”

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  1. 1
    Mandy Says:

    I was waiting for the new world war z movie…hope its better then the first :)

  2. 2
    Pitt Fan Says:

    Not surprised, after the VF article, and the leaks Par were giving to the Press setting up Brad to be the fall guy. I knew Brad wasn’t going take it lightly, so this was his answer back. Par doesn’t give a shite about prestigious art house/ indie movies anyway. Plan B didnt them anymore. Although I wonder what’s going to happen with the WWZ sequel now. Plan B had a fantastic yr with WWZ and 12YAS.

  3. 3
    umm Says:

    I think Brad will do some interviews for TYAS in the coming months. I hope we will get more info on WWZ sequel, is it still going to make with Paramount?

  4. 4
    groundcontrol Says:

    Arnon loves him some Brad and Angie. I will always love him for LA Confidential.
    Good news.

  5. 5
    just a thought Says:

    Paramount is the studio for WWZ so if this is true they aren’t parting ways with harsh feelings.

  6. 6
    WWZ Says:

    I agree- it doesn’t mean there was some big hissy fit, especially if WWZ will still be produced by Paramount…either way, the JPs continue to keep winning at love and work- looking forward to Maleficent, Fury, Unbroken and WWZ 2- movement is life!!!!

  7. 7
    Love Conquers All Says:

    Ladies and Gentleman it’s called karma. And Paramount got karma from Brad and Plan B for going against Brad Pitt. With this decision I’m really happy for Brad made this decision in a business way. And I’m sure that Brad Pitt and Brad Grey will remain good personal friends.

  8. 8
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!! We knew Waterworld Z’s failure to make a profit would mean the demise of Plan B. We know that he used Jen’s money to get it started, and now that Brad Grey’s influence is gone, there is little hope for Pothead’s vanity projects.

    KARMA baby! It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person! Pothead is nearly ruined! I love it! XD

  9. 9
    Cassi Says:

    I read Plan B and Paramount bought WWZ right together. I guess they have to make WWZ sequel together since they both own the right. We will see. But Paramount executives really threw shade at Brad/Plan B re. WWZ production in VF article.

  10. 10
    WTH Says:


    That’s all you came up with? That’s was so freaking predictable.

  11. 11
    very cute Says:

    Loved WWZ, looking forward to the sequel- there are some very cute pictures of Shiloh at link:
    Do you remember way back in June 2006 when People shared the first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt? The precious picture showed Mom and Dad curled around their sleeping infant.Can you believe it’s been more than seven and a half years since then? That peaceful little infant is now a cheerful, ever-.grinning elementary schooler. And is it just us, or do her eyes look just like Angie’s? Back on September 14 (center), Shiloh wore an “Awesome Possum” T-shirt, grey jeans, sneakers, and a baseball cap. Earlier that month (right), she arrived with her family at the Sydney airport wearing a red Star Wars t-shirt, black cargo pants, and white sneakers.

    In a world full of Suri Cruises and Broderick twins — who are all about the pinks, pastels, and dresses — it’s nice to see a celebrity kid who does something different. And from the way Shiloh seems to always be smiling, we’d say she’s pretty happy with herself just the way she is.

  12. 12
    Loons in pain Says:

    But-but, weren’t loons swearing on their yearly stash of Cheetos that Waterworld Z had indeed made a profit and had resulted in a huge net revenue for the studio according to last quarterly report???? Hmmm? Where is that LA Times article that Poopy loves to repost so much?

    See loons, that’s why you need to leave adult topics, such as finances, to educated people who know what they’re talking about. You don’t know jack about economics and finances just because you know how to count food stamps. And this is exactly why I’ve ignored Big Momma’s taunts. LOLOLOLOLOL…

    Oh, and let the loons’ spin game begin…!!!!! XD

  13. 13
    Lily Says:

    Paramount is jealous of TYAS’s success. If it is true Brad didn’t ask them to produce and distribute TYAS, Brad must have known them very well that they wouldn’t have produced or distributed TYAS if he asked.

  14. 14
    Awww Says:

    @Loons in pain:


  15. 15
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    * crickets chirping *

    It’s oh so quiet in here. So where are all the loons? Back in Ho’s thread continuing their “ticky talk”? Hehehehe… well, we know sore losers’ modus operandi. When spinning and denying all arguments fail, let’s deflect to discussing the ex wife! LOL.

    I can’t wait to hear Clooniqua’s theory on how Huvane is responsible for this! Hahahahahaha!

  16. 16
    Wonderbust Says:

    @Loons in pain:
    TamJoeRingSal why are you switching your name left and right. after Paramount threw Brad under the bus with Vanity Fair and being jealous over TYAS success we fans are happy they split. How is Echo productions doing by the way, because Plan B will be collecting SAG nominations and Golden Globe nods this week.

  17. 17
    fyi Says:

    So Brad is leaving Brad Grey for Brad Weston.

    We’re told that this move is not acrimonious and that the relationship between the Brads is fine. But the feeling was the Plan B label fit better with another Brad, Brad Weston, over at New Regency, which co-financed 12 Years A Slave and has developed several projects for Pitt to star in over the past several years.

  18. 18
    truth is paramount sucks Says:

    WWZ made very good money and still is for Paramount and Plan B, no director would have just been hired to direct the sequel if that were not true.

    BUT Paramount just brought in JerryB who is expensive and who made moneymakers in the past but all he now has planned to produce are retreads. Brad Grey is doing all he can to keep his job as he has an expensive younger 2nd wife to afford. Paramount has already announced they will be making fewer films per year as they go forward.

    Paramount has not had any prestige films lately and the pressure is on them to go for the quantity of money, not go for the production of the quality type films being produced by other companies. Shameful for what was once a great company.

    Brad Pitt mentioned taking Plan B in other directions in interviews for TYAS, AM/New Regency is a great match for Plan B, the company also produced among 120+ films both Fight Club and MAMS.

  19. 19
    anustin Says:

    Am soo happy for the break-up!will and good.

  20. 20
    fyi Says:

    Brad Weston was former Paramount production president, now is New Regency CEO. so many Brads.

  21. 21
    yes, MAMS Says:

    Oh, yeah- I love seeing that New Regency logo & music come up on a movie- always reminds me of MAMS!

  22. 22
    just Saying Says:

    In 8 years in Paramount, Plan B only made 2 movies funded by Paramount. A Mighty Heart and World War Z, other Plan B movies were funded by other studios. it is time to find a better and more supportive studio for Plan B. New Regency looks a great match for Plan B.

  23. 23
    just Saying Says:

    Plan B is producing Lost City of Z with New Regency. The project was originally with Paramount, but paramount didn’t have agreement with the director James Gray, so the project halted. Plan B is now finding New Regency as the funding studio.
    Also Plan B another project The True Story with James Franco and Johah Hill was by New Regency.

  24. 24
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    And of course, I continue to be my stalking troll’s only reason for living. Though there are other “fans” here to talk to, she doesn’t care about anyone else but me. It’s no wonder some loons accuse us of being the same person, to which I need to say I am deeply offended by that suggestion. I speak better English than an average loon like her. We can always tell when she posts because of her poor punctuation skills and run-on sentences. And she has the nerve to claim she went to college? LOL.

    That’s why it’s hysterical when she accuses me of being a foreigner through one of her aliases. Speaking of them, wasn’t she threatening to expose some FFers just yesterday? XD

    Somebody help her get back on topic. What’s going to happen to the world’s most brilliant movie producer and actor? LOL.

  25. 25
    truth is paramount sucks Says:

    Paramount will now be making Transformers sequels until the end of time with JerryB spending more and more money with less and less return.

    Optimus Prime JR Transformers XX already being written LOL

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