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Rian Johnson’s T-Street Inks Two-Film Pact with Warner Bros.

Rian Johnson is headed to the Warner Bros. lot.

The filmmaker’s T-Street banner, which he runs with producing partner Ram Bergman, has inked a two-picture producing pact with Warners, the studio announced Monday. It’s the latest in a series of deals Warners has inked with top talent as it shores up its relationships across Hollywood, even as it has taken some reputational hits in some creative corners for shelving several films. In recent months, Tom Cruise, Margot Robbie and Ryan Coogler have all inked deals with the studio.

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As a director, Johnson is known for mind-bending features like Looper, big budget genre entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi and original who dunnit film series Knives Out, which has included sequel Glass Onion and an upcoming third installment, which is aiming to film later this year for Netflix. Johnson and Bergman’s work together dates back to Johnson’s directorial debut, Brick, which put the filmmaker on the map as a rising talent in 2005.

As producers, T-Street is behind the Netflix feature Fair Play and American Fiction, which landed filmmaker Cord Jefferson an adapted screenplay Oscar last week. On the TV front, they have the high profile Netflix adaptation 3-Body Problem arriving March 21, and are behind the Emmy-nominated Peacock detective show Poker Face.

“Rian and Ram are the masterminds of so many wildly entertaining films and are a brilliant creative duo who will be right at home among the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group family of storytellers who are working to bring more great movies to theatergoers globally” said Warners film bosses Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy. “As Warner Bros. Discovery continues to invest in the future of entertainment for audiences of all ages, we are beyond excited to have Rian and Ram here with us.”

The deal will mark Johnson and Bergman’s first work with Warners.

“Mike and Pam’s renewed commitment to original storytelling and the theatrical experience make Warner Bros. Discovery an ideal place to help us bring the filmmakers we love to audiences around the world on a grand scale,” said T-Street’s Johnson and Bergman, “We’re thrilled to have them as partners.”

T -Street is repped by CAA and attorney Stephen Clark.

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