Summit Entertainment Contract Negotiations (Ongoing)
So Kira has brought to my attention the fact that contract disputes are holding up the announcement that there will, in fact, be two Breaking Dawn films, and apparently Summit is talking about kicking the agitators, Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen) to the curb. What. Lutz, I can take or leave this guy. But Ashley Greene? Are you kidding me with this Summit? STOP IT. JUST STOP IT. Via Vulture:
While Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) and Billy Burke (Charlie Swan) have agreed to deals, a few of the younger stars - like Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene - are looking for raises similar to those Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner received, and have laughed off offers representing at least 10 times what they made on the first film.
I am genuinely kind of worried about this a little. What is wrong with me that I am kind of worried about this a little?
On the one hand, no one needs anywhere near as much money as I am sure these people are making already. And ten times what they made before? That is probably good enough. And Alice Cullen doesn't need money. She likes things like dynamite, and gunpowder, and gasoline. You know what those things have in common? They're cheap!
Then again they probably only made like ten dollars for the first movie if the makeup and production budget were any indication, and a hundred dollars is still not that much money. And it's not unreasonable, if Pattinson and Stewart and Lautner got raises, to ask for one too. It's fair, if not exactly just. And back in the day I'm pretty sure a bunch of West Wing cast members did this same thing because Rob Lowe was making way more money than all of them. So if John Spencer did it (RIP) then Ashley Greene can do it too. (WWLD, am I right?)
Good luck out there, Ashley Greene. If Summit fires someone to make a point I hope it is Kellan Lutz. Then again, the primary audience for this film is more interested in things with penises, so maybe you should back down.