UPDATE 5/12: EW.com is reporting that Lutz and Green have asked for $4 million apiece for each installment of “Breaking Dawn,” while Summit has offered no more than $1 million. Co-star Nikki Reed reportedly agreed to the lower number.
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Fans want to see the last installment of the “Twilight” saga, “Breaking Dawn,” broken into two movies. Summit Entertainment, which is making the film(s), wants that too. But the official announcement of two films has hit a hurdle: contract talks.
A few members of the “Twilight” supporting cast — notably Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene — are holding out for more money to do a fifth movie. Summit has so far said no to their demands, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the threat of recasting has even been thrown around.
“We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point,” a source “close to the dealmaking” tells the paper.
]]><![CDATA[Yikes. Are they really talking about replacing Emmett and/or Alice Cullen midstream? Yes, "Twilight" has already set a recasting precedent by replacing Rachelle Lefevre with Bryce Dallas Howard for "Eclipse" -- but Lutz and Greene, who arguably are a much more recognizable part of the franchise, would be a bigger loss. (It's unclear in the HR story if the threat of recasting would apply to both parts of "Breaking Dawn" or just to a fifth movie.)
There shouldn’t be as much drama with the movie’s three leads, though: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all reportedly close to signing on for “Breaking Dawn” part two — with sizable raises.
“Breaking Dawn” — whether it’s one or two movies, and regardless of who’s in it — is scheduled to start shooting in the fall with director Bill Condon.
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