Jennifer Lawrence To Net $20 Million For New Film, $8 Million More Than Co-Star Chris Pratt

The actress has signed up to star in Passengers alongside the Jurassic Park hunk.

It looks as though Jennifer Lawrence has a pretty big pay day coming up.

If reports are to be believed, the actress – who was propelled to fame playing protagonist Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games – is set to net a huge $20 million for her role in upcoming movie Passengers.

She’s also in line to scoop 30% of profits when the film breaks even.

Although this in itself is quite amazing, the more interesting news, however, is that Jennifer will earn $8 million more than her male co-star.


 
Chris Pratt was initially told he’d bag $10 million, but it’s been said that bosses have upped his rate to $12 million due to the box office success of his latest flick.

This isn’t particularly surprising seeing as Jurassic World – in which Chris portrays dinosaur trainer Owen Grady – grossed a staggering $500 million worldwide on the first weekend of its release.

The plot for sci-fi drama Passengers will follow the story of a spaceship transporting thousands of people to a distant planet. One of the men onboard wakes after a malfunction occurs with one of the craft’s sleeping chambers.

When faced with the prospect of living and dying alone, he decides to wake a second passenger.

This isn’t the first time issues regarding Jennifer’s Hollywood pay packet have made the headlines.

An emailed leaked during last year’s Sony hack revealed that the 24-year-old had taken home a lower rate than both Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper for American Hustle.

The message stated that Jennifer was paid 7% of the film’s profits, while Christian and Bradley received 9%. Amy Adams, who also starred in the Oscar-nominated movie, also scooped 7%.

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