- To star in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” Dwayne Johnson will be paid $US20 million, Jason Statham will get $US13 million, and Idris Elba will get $US8 million, according to Variety.
- Don’t be surprised if “The Rock” and Statham get more if the movie turns a profit, as they are both producers on the movie.
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Universal is writing big checks to launch its first “Fast and Furious” spin-off: a total of $US41 million among its three leads, to be exact.
Starring in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be getting paid $US20 million, Jason Statham will get $US13 million, and the movie’s villain, played by Idris Elba, will be getting $US8 million, according to Variety’s breakdown of salaries made by celebrities who have movies coming out in 2019 (and beyond).
Johnson and Statham are both reprising their characters – Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively – from Universal’s popular “Fast and Furious” franchise. “Hobbs and Shaw” marks the first spin-off movie in the franchise, and these kind of paydays show how much the studio is invested in keeping the franchise one of the most popular to moviegoers.
And it’s likely Johnson and Statham will be getting more than one check, if the movie is a hit. Both are listed as producers on the movie, which likely means if “Hobbs and Shaw” turns a profit, they will both get a taste of that.
Johnson has also been paid for promoting titles of his on social media. For another Universal movie he’s making, “Red Notice,”Johnson is to receive $US1 million on top of his $US21 million base pay toward social media support of the movie.
“Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” opens August 2.