Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
The 2014 Christmas Gift Guide
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Time to wake up...
The First Full Trailer For Shaun The Sheep The Movie
Shaun: Sheep In The City
Podcast #139: Hugh Bonneville, The Horrible Bosses Boys
(That's Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, by the way)
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 November 2014
Far From The Madding Crowd's First Trailer Online
Carey Mulligan has a Hardy day's night
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Terminator: Genisys
26 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Life Of Crime (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Now You See Me (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Baz Luhrmann Hurt On Great Gatsby Set
Director vs camera crane. Crane wins.

26 December 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Baz Luhrmann Hurt On Great Gatsby Set

Baz Luhrmann is known for his high-energy cinematic output, a product of his equally peppy directing style. But after getting a head injury for Christmas on the set of his latest, The Great Gatsby, the filmmaker might want to consider watching where he walks in future.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald (via The Hollywood Reporter), Luhrmann hurt himself while working on a small chunk of the shoot. “We were on quite a cramped set and he was ducking under the crane," he says. "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," co-producer/music supervisor Anton Monsted apparently told the Herald.

With three stitches in place and Luhrmann otherwise fine, the injury delivered a small Christmas present to the cast and crew, with the film shutting down a day early for the holiday break. They’ll pick up the remaining shots when the cameras crank once more in January.

That group, of course, includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Elizabeth Debicki in a new version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. The film is scheduled to arrive a year from now in the US, though there’s no set date for the UK yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Hobbit Production Video Online
Jackson and co go on location...
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: 'Get some perspective in your life...'
Surely, it was a lack of perspective that got him a bump on the noggin in the first place? Hardly reassuring news for someone shooting a 'period drama' in rootin' tootin' 3D... Just sayin'. More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 05:51 on 31 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: And the award for most offensive subhead goes to...
L: launcelot ..Empire, for theirs regarding on Baz Luhrmann's injury: 'Director vs camera crane. Crane wins.' Wow. ffensive? The crane hasn't given him cancer... how about 'Millionaire Bumps Head' instead? He needed a life-threatening THREE stitches... get some perspective in your life. More

Posted by tommypocket at 22:06 on 26 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: And the award for most offensive subhead goes to...
L: launcelot ..Empire, for theirs regarding on Baz Luhrmann's injury: 'Director vs camera crane. Crane wins.' Wow. ep - was a pretty funny and clever sub-heading wasn't it? I loved it too! More

Posted by gunstar at 21:12 on 26 December 2011 | Report This Post

And the award for most offensive subhead goes to...
..Empire, for theirs regarding on Baz Luhrmann's injury: 'Director vs camera crane. Crane wins.' Wow. More

Posted by launcelot at 20:07 on 26 December 2011 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!
Get 6 months of Empire for just £20 and not only receive the world's greatest movie magazine and exclusive subscriber covers but you'll also receive up to 50% off restaurants nationwide and more with a free Gourmet Society Membership worth £64.99!Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
12 Must-Pause Moments From The Star Wars Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
What you may have missed, the 17th time around...

Watch Now: The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Arrives
Your first glimpse of JJ Abrams' tour de Force

Director Paul King On Paddington, The BBFC And The Possibilty Of A Sequel
Exclusive: Empire sits down with the man behind the year’s nicest surprise

Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
Updated: Director Colin Trevorrow guides us through the first trailer

Vote Now: The Jameson Empire Awards 2015
Tell us your favourite films and stars of the year

The Gift Guide 2014: 50 Must-Have Items This Christmas
Box sets, hardware, clothing, books and stocking fillers to buy

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Subscribe to Empire magazine
6 issues for £20 plus free Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.95!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)