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( More ) Hollywood drama: Brad Pitt narrowly managed to avoid a lawsuit from Paramount, according to Page Six 's sources. The studio felt it should have been offered 12 Years a Slave by Plan B, Pitt's production company, with whom it had a "first-look deal." Instead, Plan B partner Dede Gardner handed the movie to rival Regency Enterprises, which distributed it via Fox Searchlight. Paramount "felt [Gardner] purposefully didn’t give it to them, and then was bad-mouthing the studio all over town," a source says. "Paramount’s lawyers wanted to sue," says another insider. "But [CEO] Brad Grey stopped it »

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