This week Warner Bros released the first official stills for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Now Australian news reports say an on-set injury to the filmmaker forced an early end to this year’s shooting of the pic due in theaters next Christmas. The director cracked his head on a camera crane, as detailed by co-producer Anton Monsted to the Sydney Morning Herald: ”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 decided to stop filming and allow the cast and crew to get home for Christmas a day earlier than planned. Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, et al will return for additional shots in the new year. The hot $125M budgeted pic has been shooting at Fox Studios and locations around Sydney for the past 83 days.
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