Several months ago it was reported that writer Tony Gilroy had been brought on board by Lucasfilm/Disney to aid with the reshoots and post-production work for Rogue One. So how did things turn out for Gilroy compensation-wise when his work on the film concluded? Let’s just say his pockets aren’t feeling too light if the financial numbers being mentioned in this article by The Hollywood Reporter are in fact accurate.
Rogue One might be about a group of rebels absconding with plans for the Death Star, but they aren’t the only ones making out like bandits. Tony Gilroy, who was brought in to rewrite and help oversee reshoots for the Gareth Edwards-directed Star Wars film, out Dec. 16, will pocket north of $5 million for his efforts, say sources.
Gilroy, writer of several Bourne movies and director of best picture Oscar nominee Michael Clayton, first was brought in to help write dialogue and scenes for Rogue’s reshoots and was being paid $200,000 a week, according to several sources. That figure is fairly normal for a top-tier writer on a big-budget studio film. But as the workload (and the reshoots) expanded, so did Gilroy’s time and paycheck.