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Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene strike 'Breaking Dawn' deals

May 19, 2010 | 11:44 am

Ashley-green-deal-web When "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" hits the screen, it'll be with the Cullen family intact, now that Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene are signed on for the rest of the franchise.

Greene and Lutz -- who had held out for higher paychecks on what will be either the fourth film in the series or the fourth and fifth -- can expect checks in the neighborhood of $1.25 million a pop, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which says the deals were wrapped up late Tuesday night "after a week of tense negotiations."

"The studio realized how valuable Ashley and Kellan are to the franchise and did what they needed to do to keep them," a source "close to the situation" told the New York Post. How that squares with earlier reports that the two were seeking more like $4 million per film, well -- isn't it best when both sides leave the table feeling as if they won?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Ashley Greene arrives at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2010 at L.A.'s Staples Center on Saturday. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images.

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