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Luhrmann Injured On Gatsby Set

December 25, 2011

Director Baz Luhrmann has suffered a mild head injury on the set of his adaptation of The Great Gatsby says The Sydney Morning Herald.

Producer Anton Monsted says “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.

Luhrmann needed three stitches but is otherwise fine.

The minor accident meant the cast and crew went home a day earlier than planned for the Christmas holiday.  Everyone will return early in 2012 to resume filming having been underway already for almost three months.

Based on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel the pic Leo DiCaprio stars as the wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby who still pines for his former flame Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan).

Nick Carraway is being played by Tobey Maguire Newcomer Elizabeth Debicki is Jordan Baker and Joel Edgerton is Tom Buchanan Jason Clarke will play the once coveted role of George Wilson Isla Fisher is Wilson’s wife Myrtle. “I Am Number Four“‘s Callan McAuliffe has been cast to play the younger version of Jay Gatsby

Jack Thompson and Gemma Ward also star

Luhrmann adapted the Gatsby script with Craig Pearce.

The project is scheduled to open next December.

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