'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.