After Lutz and Greene sign on, Summit announces Facinelli, Rathbone, Reaser and Reed
"Breaking Dawn" will be a full-on Cullen family reunion.
All members of the vampire franchise’s first family have signed on for the final installment(s), Summit confirmed on Wednesday.
They include Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, and Nikki Reed. TheWrap had confirmed earlier in the day that Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz — who apparently were in heated negotiations to reprise their roles — had signed on.
The Cullen family includes Facinelli as Carlisle; Greene as Alice; Lutz as Emmett; Rathbone as Jasper; Reaser as Esme; and Reed as Rosalie. Robert Pattinson plays Edward Cullen, of course.
After a heated salary negotiation with Summit Entertainment, "Twilight" stars Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz have closed their deals for "Breaking Dawn," an individual close to the production confirmed to TheWrap.
"Dawn" completes the blockbuster franchise, making it the fourth and likely fifth installments.
Greene and Lutz had reportedly been holding out for a bigger payday in the range of $2 million to $4 million depending on different sources, and while they didn’t receive quite that much moolah, the Hollywood Reporter claims the duo will earn in the neighborhood of $1.25 million for each of the final films — a major raise from what they were paid for the first three.
Summit is expected to issue an official announcement soon about whether "Breaking Dawn" will be made as one film or two, but the actors will reprise their roles as Alice and Emmett Cullen, respectively.
Bill Condon directs "Breaking Dawn," which is scheduled to begin production this fall. Condon has reportedly signed for two films.