Just a short time later, we got wind of some behind-the-scenes contract negotiations drama. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news:
The studio is close to finalizing agreements with leads Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, all of whom will get big raises to return for a fifth installment of the vampire romance saga. And director Bill Condon is already signed to film two "Breaking Dawn" movies, which would be shot back-to-back starting in the fall and released in November 2011 and summer 2012, respectively.The article also mentions the possibility of production moving to Louisiana for filming. That's something that Vancouver based MovieSet had already suggested last week. Stay tuned!
But Summit is having a harder time locking in some of the franchise's secondary characters. Deals for Peter Facinelli (who plays Carlisle Cullen) and Billy Burke (Bella's father, Charlie Swan) are done, but we're told the actors who play the Cullen kids (especially Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene) are trying to sink their teeth into bigger paydays that, at least at this point, the studio behind the billion-dollar franchise is unwilling to provide. "We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point," says a source close to the dealmaking.
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has more details about the salary dispute, including the $4 million
paycheck Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene allegedly want for their participation in a 2nd Breaking Dawn movie.