Is Tom Hanks the $50 Million Man?

"Angels and Demons," the follow-up to the amazingly profitable "The Da Vinci Code," is shaping up to be one seriously expensive project -- thanks in large part to the (alleged) $50 million that Tom Hanks might be bringing home on the gig.

According to one source, the former "Bosom Buddies" star is due to get about $35 million up front, and possibly another $15 million based on the film's eventual profit. That same source indicates that model Gisele Bundchen wants about $13 million for her participation in the film, which is kinda ridiculous if you ask me when you consider her only other movie was "Taxi." (Oh, she also had a few scenes in the model-centric "The Devil Wears Prada." What range.)

Between the leads, the director and the expensive screenwriter, "Angels and Demons" is shaping up to be one pricey production.

Source: Dark Horizons

Comments

E Dee it

Elliot Jason

How much for Forrest Gump Two??

Apr 27 - 11:04 AM

fatmc

conrad sanchez

[b]ridiculous[/b]

Apr 27 - 11:47 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Wow, that's a lot of money. $50million? haha, couldn't you just sign someone else? It's not like Tom Hanks MAKES the movie. Sure, he's a big part, but whatever. If I were the studio, I'd bet $50million that most of the audience doesn't even associate him with Angels & Demons and wouldn't even know it was the same character.

Apr 27 - 12:09 PM

SplendidIsolation

Rick King

$50 million does not buy you a good acting. Sure, it will buy you a big name to stick on your poster but otherwise Tom Hanks` acting in Da Vinci Code was barely above average. I suppose if he wanted to he could phone this one in also, thanks to that nice fat cheque and because he`s frickin` Tom Hanks.

Apr 27 - 12:43 PM

eastern2western

peter liu

that would leave 2 dollars and twenty cents for production and computer effects

Apr 27 - 02:04 PM

dalonoman

Perry Anderson

Hey listen, obviously this movie is going to turn a major profit due to how well The Da Vinci Code did in the box office. Where would you people rather have the money go to? Some big fat corporate exec? Or the talent? Answer seems obvious to me.

Apr 27 - 02:14 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

Yeah, ummm, Hanks is cool and all but what's he going to do with another $50 mil? I mean at this point letting the studio execs have it would be like giving it to the poor.

Apr 27 - 02:38 PM

hume8617

Holden Hume

How about the crew members that actualy make the movie, and get (for the most part) very little money?

Aug 3 - 12:03 AM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

Yeah, ummm, Hanks is cool and all but what's he going to do with another $50 mil? I mean at this point letting the studio execs have it would be like giving it to the poor.

Apr 27 - 02:38 PM

dc00777

dan calhoun

This is sickening. No actor is worth 50 million dollars for one film. And Gisele has to be joking. Any exec who even considers paying her 13 million dollars should be fired.

Apr 27 - 06:55 PM

gratefuldawg

Byron Sauer

And the public thought John Edwards haircut was expensive !

Apr 27 - 07:36 PM

LimpytheTurtle

Antonio Lopez

haha! Zing!

Apr 29 - 01:00 PM

killermonkey8822

Joey Chid

ha ha good one

Apr 29 - 08:49 PM

bmg615

Brett G

[b]60% off sale![/b]
Wanna save $30 million? Hire George Clooney (like you should have done in the first place!) -- he'll do it for only $20 million!! Bargain basement prices here!

Apr 27 - 07:40 PM

jacketman

Brian Thatcher

Hey. If I were Hanks I wouldn't have a problem with this. If anyone deserves huge paydays it would be Hanks. He has had critical, fan and financial success in his films like no other.
STOP WITH THE HAIRCUT THING!!!!!!! He wasn't bad in Davinci. The movie was just VERY average. And his performance had nothing to do with growing waste on his head.

Apr 27 - 07:46 PM

mojodaddy

joe fish

I make that in a week.

Apr 27 - 07:47 PM

FireflyFan4evr

Steven Johnson

I have one big question, how are they gonna film a movie about the Vatican in the Vatican? The Vatican has already explicitly said they will not allow it to be filmed there. Are they gonna pull a Phantom Menace and build half sets and CGI the rest?

Apr 27 - 11:03 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Actually I don't think that will be a problem. Half the places they filmed the Da Vinci Code in weren't the places they claimed. Temple Church was actually Lincoln Cathedral. Europe is full of places the Pope has no control over that with little work could be made to have that Vaticanesque feel. God Bless Anglicans, somewhere Henry the VIII is laughing his ass off.

Apr 28 - 10:59 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Actually I don't think that will be a problem. Half the places they filmed the Da Vinci Code in weren't the places they claimed. Temple Church was actually Lincoln Cathedral. Europe is full of places the Pope has no control over that with little work could be made to have that Vaticanesque feel. God Bless Anglicans, somewhere Henry the VIII is laughing his ass off.

Apr 28 - 10:59 AM

renodc

Ryan Meals

And people wonder why ticket prices go up every 6 months.

Apr 28 - 11:40 AM

ralfmelville

Ralford Melville

Tom Hanks deserves $50 million for any movie roll. He's made more money in pictures he's done in the past. I'm more disgusted in Gisele Bundchen. I'm one of the five people on the planet who saw "Taxi". The producers were better off getting a C-list reality star to play her role.

Apr 28 - 02:23 PM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I could picture her in the role. But it doesn't change the fact that she's a horrible, horrible actress.

Apr 28 - 03:32 PM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I could picture her in the role. But it doesn't change the fact that she's a horrible, horrible actress.

Apr 28 - 03:32 PM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

Sounds fair! let every other extra work for peanuts and give him $50,000,000 for growing a mullet! NO actor should be paid more than $5,000,000, it's discusting!
Comon there are plenty of other talented people out there. Hire an unknown.
It was fucking boring anyway!

Apr 28 - 10:55 PM

LimpytheTurtle

Antonio Lopez

haha! Zing!

Apr 29 - 01:00 PM

killermonkey8822

Joey Chid

ha ha good one

Apr 29 - 08:49 PM

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