asked for a $1 million fee to promote Universal Pictures
’ upcoming film “Red Notice
” on his social media handles as part of his hefty paycheck for the film.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the actor scored a $21 million base pay for the film after almost every major studio bid on rights to the action comedy “Red Notice
,” with Universal and Legendary
winning out and handing The Rock
his career-best paycheck. The actor also asked for $1 million as part of the package to share promotional content on his social media platforms, bringing his total up to $22 million.
Johnson’s fee is not surprising, given that he has over 105 million followers on Instagram
, and almost 13 million on Twitter
. He also has become known for breaking exclusive casting and shooting news, as well as trailers, for his projects, like “Jungle Cruise
” and his most recent blockbuster, “Rampage
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” will be produced by Beau Flynn
through his FlynnPictureCo. with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia
through their Seven Bucks Production banner, along with Rawson Marshall Thurber
, who is writing and directing. Thurber is said to receive an eight-figure salary while the project itself will cost upwards of $125 million.
Universal is aiming for a production start date on “Red Notice
” in the spring of 2019, which means it will hopefully be released in 2020.
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Universal had no comment. Representatives for Johnson did not yet responded to TheWrap
’s request for comment.
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