Having survived a heated battle with Paramount over Plan B’s ultimately successful World War Z, the picky production company founded by Pitt (and at one time run as a co-venture with his then-wife Jennifer Aniston), now is aligned with New Regency and RatPac. Running one of the most daring outfits around, Pitt, 51, Gardner, 47, and recently promoted partner Kleiner, 38, not only saw their 12 Years a Slave win the best picture Oscar in 2014, but then also managed the near impossible by bringing Selma to the screen despite having zero cooperation from the Martin Luther King Jr. estate. "Selma is a celebration of incredible people going beyond what they thought possible," says Kleiner, who might be describing Plan B’s own business plan as it preps such films as a World War Z sequel, to be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, among other projects.