Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz Will Be in Breaking Dawn
05.19.10 by REELZ
Perhaps with the fan uproar over the "Victoria" cast change fresh in the studio's mind, it appears Summit has decided to negotiate in the salary dispute with Twilight actors Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene. The New York Post is reporting that when the two signed their contracts last night for the two-part The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn movie, they got close to their asking price.
Summit caved in after the two actors held out for more cash. "The studio realized how valuable Ashley and Kellan are to the franchise and did what they needed to do to keep them," said a source close to the situation.
Reports said the kids have been trying to score paydays of $1.5 million. Sources said they two will receive close to that amount to continue on in their roles. "It was a good deal," said the source.
While your feelings were mixed over the duo's demands, no doubt the news that Alice and Emmett are returning will come as good news to most Twilight fans.
UPDATE: The news is now official, with a press release just issued by Summit — "The Cullen Family Cast Returns for Summit's THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN" — that begins as follows.
Los Angeles, CA May 19, 2010 — Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Nikki Reed will all return as members of the Cullen Family in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. These cast members join Billy Burke as Charlie Swan.