Jennifer Lawrence has been praised for her extravagant acting skills from time to time. According to recent reports, Sony had promised the 24-year-old actress a $20 million payday for the role in the sci-fi romance movie “Passengers.” Read on.
The Hollywood Reporter recently posted that this payout is not going down well with the budget-conscious director, Tom Rothman. Reportedly, the movies budget is set at $80 million and max till $95 million and taking under consideration Lawrence’s salary, it is as much as a quarter of the whole movie budget.
Rothman, who is a Former 20th Century Fox executive, had tried to replace Lawrence for the role before but Former Sony film Chief Amy Pascal didn’t let this happen. Lawrence’s agents have made it clear already that they have already been promised the payday and they are not going to accept any lower figure than this.
Undoubtedly, the Academy Award-winning actress has genius acting skills and she has proved it in the past. Lawrence’s name is on Guinness World Records for the role of Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” franchise as the highest-grossing action heroine of 2015.
The role for which the whole issue has boiled up is even secondary to the main character’s role, which is being played by Chris Pratt. With payout of most likely $10 million or more to Pratt based on performance of “Jurassic World,” combined with $3 million to “The Imitation Game” director, Morten Tyldum , the sci-fi tale “Passengers” has already hit $40 million with the payouts only before even getting a single frame shot.
The project is very important to Sony because of the two huge stars being casted as leads. They have made their point that the movie has a ‘hook’ and is an international seller.
The movie is already seeing lights of Oscars, not wrong that Rothman is worried about the budget. Let’s wait and watch for more is in store for Passengers apart from already shooting budget.
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