George Clooney is laughing at reports he'll earn more than $50 million (GBP27.8 million) by making OCEAN'S ELEVEN sequel OCEAN'S TWELVE - he'll actually take home less than he made from the original.
Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield explains, "They will receive only a small percentage of their normal fees. This is the only way a film with this large a cast can be made.
"The only opportunity to make more money will be based on box-office performance. If they make a good film, they will make more money. If they don't, they won't."
Clooney is set for a busy 2004 - as soon as he wraps up Ocean's Twelve, he'll star in CIA drama SYRIANNA, which will not, as previously reported, revolve around the events of 9/11.
Instead, the film is a first-person account of the CIA's false confidence concerning the future of the Middle East after the end of the Cold War. Clooney is set to play a character called ROBERT BAER.10/03/2004 21:01