We’ll always know Brad Pitt best as an actor but he’s certainly been making waves behind he camera as of late. As a producer, Pitt and his company, Pan B Entertainment have been behind two Best Picture Oscar winners in recent years, The Departed and 12 Years A Slave. After the latter's tremendous success, Pitt certainly looks to have the midas touch when it comes to his producing picks. But what’s next for Pitt and Plan B?  Are the star and his company potentially sitting on a few more Oscar contenders?

Brad PittBrad Pitt, Plan B is working out pretty well

True Story

Scheduled for release later this year, True Story is, well, based on a true story. Starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, the film is adapted from the memoir of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel, who learned in 2002 that his identity was being used by serial killer Christian Longo. The killer and the journalist eventually come to a deal where Finkel is the only one whom Longo will talk to, allowing the writer to undercover the ‘true story’ behind the crimes.

The plot of True Story certainly sounds interesting as well as the casting. Pitting Franco as the serial killer with journalist Hill could be an unexpectedly perfect combination. If done right, True Story could give Pitt his 2015 Oscar nomination, though probably not another statue.

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Pitt’s Plan B are producing this historical drama in conjunction with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. It follows the 1965 ‘Selma to Montgomery’ voting marches led by John Lewis, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Filming has just begun in Atlanta with British actor David Oyelowo cast as King and Michael Clayton actor Tom Wilkinson, rapper Common and Cuba Gooding Jnr also starring.

This one has Oscar written all over it and will most likely be released at the end of next year in time for the 2016 awards. The Pitt and Winfrey behind the scenes teaming means that the movie will have all the backing necessary to make it a firm awards contender.

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Based on Joyce Carol Oates fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe, Blonde is set to star Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain as the famous starlet. Andrew Dominik, who directed Pitt films The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly will be behind the camera and will be working off his own script. The Wrap reported last month that hat Chastain's portrayal is expected to be 'much different' with Blonde taking 'an unconventional approach to examining the Hollywood starlet's life and career.’ Filming is set to begin in August this year, with a 2015 release date being looked at.

We probably don't need another Monroe biopic, but at least this one promises a new take on the actress and will undoubtedly benefit from Oates' original material. Still, somehow we don't see this one being Pitt's next big critical success.

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World War Z-II

The follow up to last year’s apocalyptic horror, which grossed an amazing $540million at the box office. The sequel will be directed by The Impossible’s Juan Antonio Bayona with British writer Steven Knight penning the script. Plot details for the next World War Z are scarce at the moment but the storyline is expected to continue from where Marc Forster’s movie left off. Right now a 2016 release is expected.

No there's definitely no Oscar expected for this one, but it is certain to make big money at the box office. But with Knight writing and Bayona directing, it could end up getting a better critical reception that its predecessor, but either way, we expect audiences will flock back for the second World War Z instalment.