Everyone down in New Zealand was ready to return home for Christmas break as filming wrapped for the holidays on The Great Gatsby a couple days ago. However, an unexpected happening put everyone on vacation early. That happening? Director Baz Luhrmann was injured in an on-set accident that caused production to shut down until 2012.
Now, again, no worries as production was only halted one day early. But, it seems Luhrmann will be nursing an injury as he opens his presents and as the ball drops. Deadline reports that the director ended up spliting his head open, as co-producer Anton Monsted describes the incident:
“We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane. 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.”
Producers ended up halting filming, and let everyone go. However, the cast will return for a few additional shots in the new year before offically wrapping soon.
The Great Gatsby will hit theaters next Christmas.