JLaw set to earn big bucks for new movie with Chris Pratt

2015-06-17 21:00

Los Angeles - Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly set to earn $8m more than co-star Chris Pratt for appearing in Passengers.

The 24-year-old actress, who's starred in a string hit movies, including the Hunger Games franchise and Silver Linings Playbook, is set to pocket as much as $20m against 30% of the profit after the movie breaks even.

Meanwhile, Chris - her co-star in the upcoming sci-fi drama - has agreed a deal worth $12m, which was recently increased by $2m following the box office success of Jurassic World, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Passengers, which is set to begin filming in September, has been pitched as Gravity with romance and will be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Morten Tyldum.

Jennifer's earnings have become a source of interest ever since leaked Sony emails revealed she and Amy Adams, who played the female leads in American Hustle, received less than their male co-stars, Bradley Cooper, Chrisitan Bale and Jeremy Renner, for the 2013 film.

The news prompted an angry response from some leading figures in Hollywood, including Oscar winner Charlize Theron.

She said: "If you're doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way."

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