With a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann is used to seeing stars on the Australian set of 'The Great Gatsby.' Unfortunately, this week, the stars he saw while filming the latest screen incarnation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic were of the cartoon variety. Luhrmann hit his head on a camera weight while filming a scene, and needed three stitches to close up the wound. Production was shut down a day early for Christmas break following the director's injury.
"We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane," Anton Monsted, a co-producer on the film, told the Sydney Morning Herald. "He struck his head on the weights on the end of the camera crane. He split open his head, and we had to get the doctor."
Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment from THR.
'Gatsby,' which is one of the biggest films to ever shoot in Sydney, is due out in theaters on Christmas Day next year. The film has been shooting in Australia for 83 days thus far -- the cast and crew will reconvene after the holidays to finish out the shoot. Because whenever you think of great literary works, you also think of extra dimensions, 'The Great Gatsby' will be in 3D.
Luhrmann is best known as the director of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Moulin Rouge.'
[Sydney Morning Herald via THR]
Follow Moviefone on Twitter
Like Moviefone on Facebook