Director Baz Luhrmann injured during `Great Gatsby` shoot

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2011, 18:15 PM IST

Los Angeles: Shooting of Leonardo DiCaprio starrer `The Great Gatsby` was postponed a day early after director Baz Luhrmann suffered injury on the set.

The director reportedly bumped into a camera crane and needed three stitches, the Hollywood Reporter said quoting the Sydeny Morning Herald.

Luhrmann was in the midst of directing a scene when the accident happened.

"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."

It was then decided to shut production down a day early ahead of the Christmas holiday, with the cast and crew set to return for additional shooting after the New Year.

"There`s a few days owing due to rain and then there will also be what we would have shot... had we continued filming after Baz`s injury," Monsted said.

The movie, based on F Scott Fitzgerald`s novel, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan and Elizabeth Debicki also star.

The film is set to release on December 25, 2012.

PTI