Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson May Not Get Raises For Fifty Shades Sequel

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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are reportedly looking for major raises for the Fifty Shades sequels, but they shouldn’t bank on it — especially if producer Dana Brunetti has anything to say about the matter.

Brunetti told The Hollywood Rerporter, "Look, when I was starting out and had to cut my teeth and build my résumé to get in, I had to basically work for free on a lot of things. I still take reductions in my fees for the opportunities to do certain things. We got slack on Captain Phillips about how much Barkhad [Abdi] and those guys got paid. Look at Jonah Hill in Wolf of Wall Street. It was great for his career. So I'm not going to cry for anybody who wants to be in this business just because a thing they were involved in did very well and they didn't get paid [a lot]. That's not the deal that you made. If it was, I'd have more than a couple Ferraris because all the money my films have made is f—ing insane. You've got to start somewhere." (Hill received $60,000 for his role in Wall Street, the "minimum wage" for SAG, just so he could work with Martin Scorsese; however, it’s not clear if he had any back-end deals in place that would mitigate the loss. It did net him an Oscar nomination, so there's that.)

Some of the Twilight stars attempted to renegotiate their salaries after their three-movie deals were up. Legal documents reveal that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and other stars received retroactive bonuses, so perhaps there's hope for Dornan and Johnson yet. Given the brouhaha over the stars' commitment to and feelings about the film, and the reportedly tumultuous relationship between E.L. James and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, this could be a power play to try and get everyone on board for Fifty Shades Darker. (E! Online)

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