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

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  • 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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