The news the other day was the Jennifer Lawrence received a huge pay increase for her role in The Hunger Games franchise. The Hollywood Reporter was saying it was as high as $10 million dollars. And while it’s not unusual for the main actor to make more than their co-stars, the salary increase has apparently started something of a salary war.
The International Business Times is reporting that Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson also want an increase on their last pay with some reports suggesting that they are threatening to walk if they don’t get it:
“Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are demanding more money to appear in Hunger Games sequel, reports Radar Online. They are jealous that Jennifer Lawrence is signed on to earn $10 million for Catching Fire, she made $500k for the first film. They are threatening to walk if the movie studio doesn’t give them what they want,” reports Ocean Up, regarding the salary increase that the two male stars of “The Hunger Games” franchise demands for the sequel coming November of 2013.
The two male actors learned that from $500,000 Jennifer Lawrence’s got singed to do the sequel, “Catching Fire” for a whopping salary that’s twenty times bigger then her original. And that’s just for the second movie.
The two actors are not demanding as much as Jennifer’s salary since they know that she does play a much bigger role in the movies, but they just want something bigger than what was offered.
“With the success of the first movie, they feel that $5 million is a more suitable fee and are haggling with the studio before dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their deals. And they have even said they may not return for the sequel, which they hope will be a bargaining chip for a bigger pay packet.‘Continues Ocean Up.
As the International Business Times says, hopefully the producers will make sure that money doesn’t get in the way of making the rest of The Hunger Games films and that everything will stay on track.