Lutz, Greene to leave `Twilight` franchise?

Last Updated: May 12, 2010, 09:21 AM IST

Los Angeles: The Summit Entertainment may go ahead with the final `Twilight` film without cast members Kellan Lutz and Ashley Green, who are unhappy with the salary that the studio is offering.

The studio behind the multi-billion franchise, based on US author Stephanie Mayer`s four-part book series, is holding onto the decision to split `Breaking Dawn` into two parts because of the roadblock with Lutz and Green.

Summit is having a hard time locking in some of the franchise`s secondary characters. The actors who play Emmett and Alice Cullen want more money but the studio is unwilling to provide, Hollywood Reporter said.

"We may have a situation where one of them is thrown out on the street to make a point," says a close source.

The studio is already finalising deals with top actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, all of whom are set to get big raises to return for a fifth installment of the vampire romance saga.

Director Bill Condon has already been signed to film two `Breaking Dawn` movies, which would be shot back-to-back starting in the fall and released in November 2011 and summer 2012, respectively.

The studio has already axed Rachelle Lefevre, who played Victoria and if things don`t go well, it might replace Lutz and Green too.

Summit is offering 10 times of what the actors made on the first movie but the actors are not ready to buzz.

The studio wants to finish the two movies quickly and is even ready to recast if agreements can`t be reached.

PTI

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