The Hunger Games was one of the top grossing films of 2012. It took in $683.8 million worldwide and the box office predictions for the sequel Catching Fire are even higher. This is good news for its star Jennifer Lawrence, who will play the lead, Katniss Everdeen, in all four of the upcoming films in the franchise. For her work, the Academy Award Nominee will have a pretty considerable pay raise for the film’s sequel.
According to THR, Lawrence is in negotiations with Lionsgate for a $10 million pay raise for the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. For the first film, The Hunger Games, Lawrence received a $500,000 salary plus bonuses to play the plucky tribute from District 12. Lionsgate would also position Lawrence as the main attraction for the remaining films in the franchise.
Her co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are also in negotiations with Lionsgate for a pay increase but will probably not be at the same salary level as the film’s star Jennifer Lawrence.
Meanwhile, the newest additions to the cast of the sequel Catching Fire are Meta Golding (Criminal Minds), who will be playing the character of Enobaria, a brutal District 2 tribute, and Patrick St. Esprit (Sons of Anarchy), District 12’s new Head Peacemaker, Romulus Thread. They will be joining other new cast additions Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen and Amanda Plummer.
After coming off her Academy Award Nominated performance in Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence took a role in the re-boot to the X-Men series in X-Men: First Class. She will be reprising her role as the mutant Mystique in the film’s sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be released for July 2014. She will also appear in the new film from director David O. Russell The Silver Lining Playbook later this year.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will start shooting next month and will hit theaters on November 22, 2013.