“The Hunger Games” pulled in $683.8 million around the world at the box office and series star Jennifer Lawrence is ready to reap the benefits.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 21-year-old actress is in the midst of negotiating a deal that would give her a $10 million payday for the sequel “Catching Fire.”
Her whopping payday would be a combination of her salary and bonuses based on how well the movie does, which could net the actress even more if the movie is a hit.
She reportedly pulled in $500,000 for the first movie based on the best-selling Suzanne Collins trilogy, but producers reportedly renegotiated her contract after the success of the first film.
Jennifer’s co-stars, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, also reportedly renegotiated their contracts, but THR sources said their paydays will be smaller than Jennifer’s.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” begins shooting in the fall and is slated for theatrical release on November 22, 2013.
Variety also reported that the actress is in talks to headline “Ends of the Earth,” a romantic drama about Ernest and Lydie Marland. The film will chronicle the lives of the oil baron and his adopted daughter, played Jennifer.
-- Jesse Spero