Remember the minor scandal that erupted when the Sony hack revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid less than her male co-stars for American Hustle? Good news: Lawrence’s next film, the romantic sci-fi drama Passengers, has just been green-lit, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she’s due to make much more than the movie’s male lead. This would be one thing if the guy Lawrence was going to fall in love with in space was an unknown (Lawrence gets more than Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the Hunger Games films), but no — her co-star is Chris Pratt, who is basically the Jennifer Lawrence of men. THR reports that J.Law will take home $20 million, plus a 30 percent share of the back end, for Passengers, while the success of Jurassic World has bumped Pratt’s paycheck up to $12 million. These hefty salaries have pushed the film’s budget up to an astronomical $150 million, which means that all involved are crossing their fingers this thing will be Titanic in space.
America’s (very rich) sweethearts. Photo: Getty Images