Bosses of X2: X-MEN UNITED are so excited about their upcoming movie, they've handed $1 million (GBP660,000) bonuses to returning castmembers - even though the film hasn't opened yet.

Film studio Fox awarded the sizeable payouts to Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn-STAMOS and Anna Paquin.

A source tell American magazine US WEEKLY the stars have incentive clauses guaranteeing them seven-figure cheques if the movie is a huge success.

But, adds, the source, "Fox is so happy, they have everyone their million dollars already."