Jennifer Lawrence negotiates 'Hunger Games' sequel pay

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." Photo Credit: Handout

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"The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence is negotiating a multimillion-dollar raise for "Catching Fire," the sequel to the blockbuster.

Lawrence, 21, who earned $500,000 plus bonuses depending on box-office performance, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday, would be paid about $10 million in combined salary, bonuses and other fees -- and much more if the sequel is also a hit.

"The Hunger Games," released in March, grossed more than $400 million in North America and another $277 million internationally. The sequel is scheduled for a November 2013 release.

The best actress Oscar nominee (for 2010's "Winter's Bone") -- and an ensemble star of last year's "X-Men: First Class," -- is under contract for four films based on the young-adult trilogy by novelist Suzanne Collins. However, the studio, Lionsgate, had actually initiated the raise for the actress, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, who in a futuristic society is among a group of 12 children and teens annually chosen as "tributes" to hunt each other in a televised death match.

Lawrence's next film, the thriller "The House at the End of the Street," co-starring Elisabeth Shue and Max Thierot, is scheduled for release on Sept. 21.

She then stars opposite Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell's romantic comedy "The Silver Linings Playbook," set for Nov. 21.

Also this week, Meta Golding of CBS' "Criminal Minds" joined the "Catching Fire" cast as former tribute Enobaria, with "Sons of Anarchy's" Patrick St. Esprit cast as a head peacekeeper, Romulus Thread.

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