'Twilight' crisis averted! Cullen kids sign for final movies

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'Twilight' crisis averted! Cullen kids sign for final movies

Wed May 19, 2010 @ 10:15AM PST

By Matthew Belloni

Lutz,kellan "Twilight" Nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, the actors who play the Cullen kids in the blockbuster vampire franchise, have resolved their salary dispute with Summit Entertainment, signing on for what will almost certainly be a two-part adaptation of "Breaking Dawn."

Lutz and Greene are getting in the neighborhood of $1.25 million for each of the final movies, we're told. A far cry from either the $4 million or $2 million (depending on who you believe) paydays they were initially seeking. But certainly more than they made for the first three movies.

We're told the deals closed last night after a week of tense negotiations. Will the studio now officially greenlight a fifth "Twilight"? No word yet, and sources say the trigger won't be pulled until everything is 100% finalized. But now that the principal cast (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner) are wrapping up deals, supporting players are signed and director Bill Condon is on board for two movies, we expect an announcement very soon.  

UPDATE: Summit confirms the entire Cullen clan will return for "Breaking Dawn" but still won't make it official that the book will be split into two films.

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