As part of the deal, Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney movie will move to Annapurna, which is launching as a distribution arm with Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit.’
Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company behind the recent best picture Oscar winner Moonlight has signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna Pictures. Annapurna will handle marketing and distribution efforts for Plan B’s upcoming film releases and will be partnering on at least three films per year.
Led by Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B has produced such notable films as The Big Short, 12 Years a Slave, World War Z, Lost City of Z and Eat Pray Love.
“We’re excited and honored to be working with Plan B in this new partnership. We have always admired their taste and quality of producing since we met six years ago, and we could not be more thrilled for the possibilities ahead,” Annapurna’s founder and CEO Megan Ellison and president of film Chelsea Barnard said Thursday in a statement.
As part of the pact, Annapurna, which will release Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit as its first film as a distributor, has scooped up the rights to Adam McKay’s upcoming film about Dick Cheney that has Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Amy Adams in talks to star.