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How Much Are Minor Vampires Worth To Twilight?

The final Twilight Saga movies are in trouble, and it's not the kind that can be solved by a look into Edward's dreamy eyes or a fight with a werewolf. No, the only thing that can save the movies may be lots and lots of money.

The problem is that two of the series' actors are refusing to sign on for Breaking Dawn, the potentially two-movie adaptation of the final book in the series, without a significant payraise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene - Emmett and Alice Cullen in the series - have been passed over for raises for the previous movies despite the franchise's massive success, even though the movies' stars have negotiated massively improved paydays, and are now asking for somewhere in the region of $2 million each in order to agree to return.

This could end up being a bold but brainless move; Summit Entertainment has already recast one of the minor characters in the series (Bryce Dallas Howard replaced Rachelle Lefevre in Eclipse, the third movie), and presumably aren't entirely opposed to doing the same again if negotiations don't go their way this time. On the other hand, replacing actors right at the end of the series might cause a fan backlash that the studio doesn't want to deal with. No wonder the Hollywood Reporter story suggests no-one is expecting any quick fix to the situation.

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