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'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' could lose Kellan Lutz and Ashley Green over pay checks

"Twilight" stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene may not be around for "Breaking Dawn." Summit Entertainment is reportedly butting heads with the two actors over their pay checks.

Two of "Twilight’s" teen vamps may be biting off more than they can chew.

Summit Entertainment may be forced to replace Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, the young stars who play Edward Cullen's siblings, in the franchise’s fourth film as they can’t seem to agree on a pay check.

"We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point," a source told Reuters.

Summit is reportedly offering the stars 10 times what they made in the first film to appear in “Breaking Dawn.” But sources say Lutz and Greene deem the payment "offensive" considering the amount of money the studio rakes in with each release.

"Twilight" is no stranger to recasting. Summit axed Rachelle Lefevre, who played Victoria, after her appearance in the first film because her reps reportedly asked for more money. Bryce Dallas Howard took over.

Not all the pale faces are unhappy with their lot. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have reportedly almost finalized their agreements. Director Bill Condon has also signed on to film two "Breaking Dawn" films, which are set to be shot in the fall and released in November 2011 and summer 2012, respectively.

To tighten its belt, Summit plans to move the "Twilight" production to Louisiana (previous installments have been filmed in Portland, Vancouver and Italy). The studio is also keeping the option open to film “Breaking Dawn” as one film, instead of two.

But the studio is sure to see some money rolling in come Thursday.

"Twilight: Eclipse" tickets will go on sale on Fandango and MovieTickets.com midnight Thursday.

Last year, "Twilight: New Moon," beat "Dark Knight" and "Harry Potter" to break the record for most sold out screenings before a film's release date.

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Something doesn't seem right over this.... Honestly I don't think Kellan and Ashley are like that......
They are working it out..... I'm sure they'll come to a deal..... I don't want Kellan or Ashley to be out it wouldn't be the same without them....

ii AGREE ;-D
They haven't been signed on to do the second one which is kind of retarded because they're filming them together and then splitting it in two films....
AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yup..... I'm sure they'll come to some deal and Kellan and Ashley will still be apart of it...
i watched e news last night and that is what they said but i hope it does work out cause breaking dawn wont be as good if they where not in this.
I read it on the site... I hope it does to Kellan and Ashley don't seem like those kind of people... So honestly something doesn't sound right.....
'Twilight' Drama: Will Cast Negotiations Suck The Life Out Of Possible Fifth Film?

As "Twi-hards" await an official confirmation on whether or not the saga's final chapter, "Breaking Dawn," will be split into two films, a new report suggests it's all a done deal - if the studio could just get some of the stars to agree on financial terms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Summit Entertainment is close to sealing the deal to split the fourth novel in Stephenie Meyer's vampire saga into two movies.

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However, while deals with the big three actors - Robert Pattinson , Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner - are all close to being final, and deals for movie dads Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen) and Billy Burke (Charlie Swan) are already done, it's some of Facinelli's on-screen kids who could be causing the hold up.

Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene - who play Emmet and Alice Cullen, respectively - are reportedly seeking a bigger payday for the final installment in the series, and according to The Hollywood Reporter's THR, Esq. blog, Summit is reportedly not willing to budge.

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"We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point," a source close to the situation told the trade.

Entertainment Weekly also reported the salary dispute.

A manager for Greene had "no comment" on the story when contacted by Access Hollywood, while a rep for Lutz was not immediately available for comment.

When contacted by Access Hollywood, a spokesperson for Summit said it was still undecided if "Breaking Dawn" would be one or two movies.

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"That has not been determined yet," the spokesperson told Access.

However, if there are indeed negotiations going on between the Cullen kids and the studio, Lutz and Greene may want to proceed with caution, as Summit has shown before that it's willing to recast mid-series.

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The upcoming third installment, "Eclipse," which hits theaters on June 30, will star Bryce Dallas Howard as vampire Victoria, after Rachelle Lefevre was replaced after the first two chapters following a scheduling conflict.

"This thing is gonna be two movies," another source told The Hollywood Reporter. "With or without the cast intact."

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, whether it's one film or not, "Breaking Dawn" will hit theaters on November 18, 2011, with director Bill Condon at the helm.

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I'm sure they'll come up with a deal.... I bet they're working it out.... Kella n and Ashley are good as Emmett and Alice.... They just don't seem like the kind of people that let money get to they're heads....
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Add to favorites Examiner Bio 'Breaking Dawn" cast negotiations update

We've already reported that one possible hurdle facing Summit Entertainment when it comes to making "Breaking Dawn" into two movies is negotiating new contracts with cast members who aren't locked in for a fifth movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter's THR Esq., Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, the actors who play the vampire Cullen kids, have rejected Summit Entertainment's offer to return for a fifth movie, thus holding up the studio's plan to split "Breaking Dawn" into two installments.

According to THR, Lutz and Greene are asking for in the $2 million range for each of two proposed "Breaking Dawn" movies, though some sources are quoting twice that figure. While lead actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner all successfully renegotiated their contracts for huge raises after the first "Twilight" movie struck gold, Summit did not offer to renegotiate with the Cullens. Reportedly, the salaries for the actors playing the Cullens has been comparatively low on the first three films, which might explain them wanting to cash in on "Breaking Dawn," the last of Stephenie Meyers' series of romantic vampire novels. As to "the big three," they are said to be close to deals with Summit for the hoped-for fourth and fifth movies.

Do Greene and Lutz have any real leverage? On the one hand, while they do not have huge parts in the first three movies, cast continuity is generally desirable in a movie series, and the young Cullens do play a larger part in "Breaking Dawn." On the other hand, Summit has already shown it is not afraid to recast, at least with supporting characters. Just ask Rachelle Lefevre, who played evil vampire Victoria in "Twilight" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," but is played by Bryce Dallas Howard in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." That move generated some fan protest at the time, but has since given way to enormous fan excitement over the movie, which opens next month.

Someone will have to blink soon. Supposedly, Summit wants to start shooting in the fall, and a November 2011 release date has already been announced for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn." Whether that turns out to be for the one film, or the first of two films, still remains to be seen.
... I got this story for eonline.com...


We knew we loved Ashley Greene for a reason. Well, Kellan Lutz and his abs, too, obviously, but let's stick to the ladies first.

While salarygate is still oh so on, we're hearing more rumblings via Deep Twi about what exactly is going down behind the scenes over at the Twilight studio:

Summit very much means business, as if you smart Twi-hards haven't figured that out already. We hear the studio isn't exactly budging as much as Team Ashley and Team Kellan would like about the alleged 2 million big ones they want for each Breaking Dawn flick. Or 4 mil, depending on which outlet you read. Although we too hear 4 for each flick is higher than what's really being thrown around by the vamp's teams.

But some more perspective for ya: We hear this game of chicken going down isn't as much in the stars hands as you'd think. Seems everyone around Alice and Emmett Cullen are convincing the two they "easily" can get more money from the recently rollin'-in-cash studio.

However, a source close to Greene tells us she hardly is in it for the green.

"Or course she would like more money, who wouldn't?" dishes an insider familiar with the situation.

"Especially when [the studio] has made billions from not only the movies but from franchising all the stars on the side, too. But at the end of the day [Ashley] doesn't want money over the franchise. She loves her fans and really wants to do the final film even if it means not getting the dollar sum she hopes for."

The insider adds that while A.G. and K.L. realize they're no Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart or Taylor Lautner, when it comes to carrying the movie or even being so heavily promoted on the sidelines, they both carry their weight, too.

Let's not forget that.

Interesting to note, also, that Ashley and Kellan both have the same agent—so aside from being BFFs, that makes sense why they both are going down the same route right now.

Look, we adore the babes—both babes. But trust us on this: We've got our ears at Summit (yes, even if it's not just Robsten related) and the buzz over there is hardly pleasant.

Take your current offer, kids.

More moolah isn't worth it in the big scheme of things. Hell, if you finish it out at least you can count on still having tons of press. Not many actors your age can say the same damn thing.

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