Trade Breaks: Aniston, Splice, Plan B

“Jennifer Aniston and producing partner Kristin Hahn have formed Echo Films, a company that will start with a first-look deal at Universal Pictures. Aniston and Hahn have already made several project acquisitions, most of which will be developed as star vehicles for Aniston, starting with an adaptation of Jane Fallon’s British bestseller “Getting Rid of Matthew”…” (full details)

Senator Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in North America, Germany and Spain to the sci-fi thriller “Splice” from writer-director Vincenzo Natali. Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley star as two scientists who undertake illegal genetic experiments and create a new species fusing human and animal DNA. As the pair become global celebrities, the consequences of their accomplishment begin to become apparent…” (full details)

CBS Films has optioned the spec script “Plan B” by TV writer-producer Kate Angelo. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story is believed to center on a woman who sets out to be artificially inseminated and falls in love…” (full details)