TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN Salary Dispute Might Affect Casting
Deals for “Twilight Breaking Dawn” are currently being held up due to salary disagreements with some of the Twilight stars. Summit Entertainment is trying to close deals that will allow “Breaking Dawn” to move forward with production.
The leading stars of the vampire series, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, will receive large raises for “Twilight 5.” Summit Entertainment hasn’t had trouble so much with the lead stars as the secondary characters of “Twilight.”
The secondary characters of “Twilight” are demanding bigger paychecks, given the explosion of “Twilight” into a billion-dollar franchise. Specifically, the actors playing the Cullen children are trying to negotiate bigger pay cuts.
Summit Entertainment has not offered any public statements regarding the salary disputes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources involved in the dealmaking have said one actor may eventually be let go due to the salary demands in order to set an example for other actors.
Even if the actors playing the Cullen kids get the cut, it seems if the lead actors remain the same, “Twilight Breaking Dawn” will still be highly successful.