‘Hunger Games’ Star Jennifer Lawrence Negotiating $10 Million ‘Catching Fire’ Paycheck (REPORT)
After Hunger Games’ successful run at the box office this March, the actress is reportedly currently negotiating a $10 million payday for its sequel, Catching Fire.
The new deal is a significant pay raise for Lawrence, 21, who only received $500,000 with box office performance bonuses for the first film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two male actors are said to have renegotiated their contracts already, but will each receive far smaller raises as supporting characters.
Lawrence was first locked into a four film contract but producers — recognizing the popularity of the series — decided to renegotiate the actress’ deal. Such renegotiations are common on major film franchises, as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson both received a significantly larger paychecks after Twilight’s silver screen debut.
As Celebuzz previously reported, production for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled to begin in September in Atlanta, Ga., with Francis Lawrence replacing Gary Ross as director, who chose not to return for the sequel. The film is set to release on Nov. 22, 2013.
Actors Jenna Malone, Amanda Plummer, Philip Seymour Hoffman have all been announced to join the cast of Catching Fire.
Though not confirmed by Lionsgate, Snow White and the Huntsman star Sam Claflin is reportedly taking on the coveted role of Finnick Odair, Katniss’ ally and fellow tribute in the 75th Hunger Games.
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