Jennifer Lawrence to earn $10 million for ‘Hunger Games’ sequel?

Actress said to be negotiating a seven-figure salary package for her second outing as Katniss

Jennifer Lawrence will reportedly receive $10 million (£6.4 million) to star in the next Hunger Games film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is in the “final stages of negotiating” a seven-figure salary package for her second screen outing as Katniss Everdeen. If the sequel performs well, she could reportedly earn even more.

Earlier this year, the same publication reported that Lawrence received a more modest $500,000 (£320,000) for the first Hunger Games film, although her contract is said to have allowed for bonuses depending on box office performance.

Released in March 2012, The Hunger Games film grossed more than $677 million (£432 million) worldwide, putting Lawrence in a strong position to renegotiate her salary for the sequel. The 21-year-old actress is already contracted for all four planned Hunger Games movies.

Catching Fire, the second in the series, is scheduled for release in November 2013. Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson will also reprise their roles from the first instalment, but are said to be receiving much smaller pay raises because Lawrence is seen as the franchise’s key component.

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will also appear in Catching Fire as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Yesterday (August 6), Hoffman discussed his motivations for joining the Hunger Games series, praising the “interesting role” and “great group of actors” on the cast.